December 4, 2021

Get ready for the taste of Autumn as Harrogate-based Slingsby launches Blackberry Gin

Harrogate-based Slingsby Gin is adding a new string to its bow of award-winning gins with the launch of a brand new flavour: Slingsby Blackberry Gin. In perfect timing for blackberry season as we head into Autumn, gin lovers across the UK are able to purchase the new flavour in-store and online from Tesco now.

With the past year and a half seeing a huge boom in home bar enthusiasts and budding amateur mixologists*, Slingsby Blackberry Gin is perfect for those trying their hand at mixing and muddling their own cocktails at home. With floral hints of violet, followed by notes of rich blackberry jam and a beautifully sweet finish, it makes for the ideal base for a delicious Blackberry Sour, a light and fruity Elderflower and Blackberry Fizz and the perfect Blackberry Negroni – just in time for Negroni Week next month! Slingsby Blackberry Gin is the ideal base for bartender quality cocktails at home.

The Blackberry flavour can also be purchased as part of the convenient Slingsby Solo range of pre-mixed G&T cans, which make for an convenient addition to Autumnal walks, Bonfire night, and Friday evening get-togethers with friends.

The new gin follows the success of other flavours in range including Slingsby Rhubarb, Gooseberry and Marmalade Gins. The new flavour started out as an experimental Gin available for guests to sample at the Slingsby store and experience in Harrogate. After positive consumer feedback, Slingsby Blackberry Gin was born.

Slingsby’s award-winning spirits range is crafted using locally sourced botanicals that are synonymous with the beautiful and restorative nature of Harrogate. The brand bears the name of William Slingsby, the first to discover the restorative properties of Harrogate’s famous spa water wells. The local ingredients are complimented with water drawn from the world-famous Harrogate aquifer, pure single grain spirit and a handful of the finest ingredients sourced from around the world. The Gin uses locally sourced ingredients grown at Harrogate’s own luxury Rudding Park Hotel, where staycation goers can experience the botanical gardens first hand and then make their own gin at the Slingsby store and experience just down the road.

Marcus Black, Co-Founder of Slingsby Gin, said: “As the UK continues to embrace flavoured gins, we are so excited to be launching this new flavour. We pride ourselves on launching flavours we know our loyal fanbase will love, and just like our previous Rhubarb, Gooseberry and Marmalade flavours, we think Blackberry will be a huge hit! We’re extremely proud to be able to keep our Yorkshire roots at the heart of everything we do and our locally sourced ingredients are something we know our consumers love. And, since we are known for our experimental flavours too, what better way to celebrate our sixth year as a brand than with the launch of our Slingsby Blackberry Gin!”

Serve Slingsby Blackberry Gin over ice with a premium Mediterranean tonic or lemonade and garnished with fresh blackberries.

The 70cl Gin is available exclusively in-store and online from Tesco and the Spirit of Harrogate from £28.