Cambridge Distillery in England is flexing its innovative muscles once again with the launch of its Vintage 2021 Spring Summer Gin.
The distillery – creator of the groundbreaking Anty, Japanese and Three Seasons Gins – believes its limited-edition vintage gin could be a ‘world first’ of its kind.
It was created using botanicals that were foraged locally in the spring and summer of 2021 in a bid to capture the essence of the shifting English seasons. Billed as a “collector’s item”, the gin will be available exclusively through fine wine and spirits merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd.
The gin was distilled using the company’s novo-dimensional distillation system, in which nine variables including temperature, pressure and time can be adjusted for the distillation of each botanical. These separate distillates are then blended together to create the final spirit.
Released to coincide with the Cambridge Distillery’s 10th anniversary, the vintage gin is a showcase of its co-founder and master distiller William Lowe’s innovative approach to how gin should be created and ‘experienced’. The initial concept was inspired by a meadow walk near his home.
With botanicals include lemon balm, hawthorn blossom, nettles and cow parsley flowers, Cambridge Distillery says the gin is elegant with citrus and herbaceous notes. It recommends serving chilled, over ice, or in an extra-dry martini.
William Lowe said: “It’s the walks through the meadows surrounding Cambridge that inspired Cambridge Distillery’s conception: to create luxury gins that showcase the taste of the English seasons using botanicals grown in and around our home.
“Each year nature expresses itself differently, and we wanted to capture these changes in each of our luxury gins. Our latest edition, Vintage 2021 Spring Summer, is therefore a true homage to Cambridge Distillery’s origins.”
Cambridge Distillery Vintage 2021 Spring Summer Gin (42% ABV) will be available in a limited run of 300 bottles through Berry Bros. & Rudd from 6 May (recommended price £150).