York Gin has announced the release of a limited edition festive gin that it says is the ‘traditional taste of Christmas’.
The spiced apple gin’s botanicals include cinnamon, cloves and ginger, as well as including ‘Glory of York’ Ribston Pippin apples.
The dry gin is inspired by the mulled drinks (originally known as wassail) drunk during the festive season during centuries past.
Pre-orders at yorkgin.com have just opened at a special price of £39 for a 70cl bottle. When it goes on general sale from 6th December, the price will be £42.
Co-founder, Emma Godivala, said: “This gin is so evocative of centuries of Christmases past. The cinnamon, cloves and ginger are an intrinsic part of mulled drinks, enjoyed for centuries at Christmas. Apples were traditionally part of wassail – as well as being the precursors to the modern bauble.”
York Gin regularly win gold medals at the world’s top spirits competitions. Bosses expect the gin to sell out before Christmas. The company’s motto is ‘History in the Tasting’ – all its gins are inspired by York’s 2,000-year past and English gin’s hundreds of years of legends and traditions.
Emma added: “York is one of the UK’s Christmassy cities – the St Nick’s Market was ranked in the top five Christmas markets in the world this year. So we love the festive season in York. And the city is packed with people enjoying the atmosphere – many of them walking around with a mulled wine or mulled gin in hand.
“The brand new flavour joins York Gin Chocolate & Orange as a second festive gin. The Terrys’s Chocolate Orange was invented in York and made here for decades. So that has a great historic story too.”