Pink Grapefruit & Tonka Bean gin launched by Poetic License

By Nicholas Robinson contact

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License to distill: new pink grapefruit and Tonka Bean gin from Poetic License
License to distill: new pink grapefruit and Tonka Bean gin from Poetic License

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North east-based gin distiller Poetic License has released its first limited edition gin of 2019 – Pink Grapefruit and Tonka Bean.

The ninth edition to the distiller’s Rarity range of limited gins will see just 1,000 bottles produced, meaning that is it, once they’re gone.

Rarities began in 2017 with four limited edition flavours, followed by Sweet Bell Pepper and Naga Chilli, and Tutti Frutti gin in 2018.

Subtle and sweet finish

The latest edition is described as being tart and tangy, with a subtle and sweet finish.

Distillery managing director Mark Hird said: “It’s safe to say pink grapefruit is an emerging trend in the gin industry and our distiller has really thought outside the box by pairing this with the Tonka bean to create a sweet vanilla coupling with the bitterness of the grapefruit.”

He continued: “The nose on the gin mingles with the pink grapefruit and acutely blends the taste of the Tonka bean, one that endeavours to supply tones of vanilla, liquorice and caramel.

“On the palette, the flavour is juniper forward but has an immediate vanilla sweetness that is reinforced by a fresh, sharp citrus punch.”

First Poetic License gin

This is the first Poetic License gin from senior distiller Lewis Hendry, who said he wanted to give the spirit a lot of thought to create something special.

“After doing some research into the ingredients of this gin I found that the number nine in Chinese culture signifies longevity, reflecting superiority and is also traditionally associated with the ruling Chinese emperor,” said Hendry.

“This is the kind of ethos I wanted to replicate from not only a personal level but also that of the distillery, being able to produce and provide premium quality products that will enable this gin to sit perfectly in the Rarity range line-up.”

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