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York Gin creates York Minster gin

York Minster has announced the launch of its own gin, distilled by the York Gin company, which has been created with herbs from its own park as well as York Minster rose petals.

As well as the rose petals and nine classic botanicals, the London Dry gin is also crafted with leaves from the Artemisia arborescens tree in the Minster’s Dean’s Park, said to give it a unique character and a taste of the city.

On the label is an illustration of the Minster’s West End, with one of York’s most historic symbols – the cat – sitting atop the building.

Speaking on the reasoning behind the release, York Gin co-founder Emma Godivala explained: “We have loved working with York Minster to produce this wonderful gin. Using a botanical from the Minster’s very own gardens grounds it here in York. And the York Minster Rose petals are a delightful nod to the incredible Rose Window. 

“The Minster is the most iconic building in York – and one of the country’s most famous structures. It’s fascinating history stretches back millennia, and we are proud to add to this history with a gin that is definitely rooted in York and made in our sustainable distillery in the city.”

The expression is available exclusively in the York minister gift shop in 70cl bottles at a cost of £40. The shop is open to customers to purchase the gin from midday Monday to Saturday and from 12:30pm on Sundays.

Just last week, the York-based distiller created Flying Scotsman gin to commemorate 100 years of the famous locomotive.

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