Gyre & Gimble Bar and Distillery has launched a limited edition Pinot Noir Gin. With funding from Norwich Business Improvement District, the expression is made with sustainable practises and natural ingredients local to its native East Anglia.
The distillation is created using principles of circular economy, which is a model involving reusing and recycling existing materials in order to reduce the impact on the surrounding environment. It’s made from residue pomace from grape skins picked in Norfolk.
Even the bottle has been made with sustainability in mind. It’s created using 95% recycled glass which is said to weigh half the amount of a typical bottle of spirit.
Co-founder Craig Allison commented on the new release: “We are very excited to announce the launch of our Pinot Noir Gin. The newest creation from the Gyre & Gimble team aims to champion our sustainable ethos. We have reduced our carbon footprint with paper labels and wooden cork stoppers to minimise single-use plastics. Limited to only a few thousand bottles, our 2022 vintage is dependent on the amount of pomace we have access to. With some forward-thinking, we can look to increase this volume significantly by next October when the next batch is available.”
Gyre & Gimble distiller Rory Smith added: “The Pinot Noir Gin is infused to create a bold, subtly spicy flavour with a vermouth character and port-esque finish. Think stone fruits and raisins. It pairs beautifully with Mediterranean tonic water on ice or as the base gin in a negroni garnished with caramelised orange peel.”
Bottled at 40%, the bottle is available to buy now at a price of £35 per 70cl. For more information, visit their website, or meet the team in-store at The Royal Arcade in Norwich.