Imagine sauntering through the English countryside in the full swing of summer. Close your eyes. Breathe in deep. That’s the essence of this gorgeously aromatic and Downright Delicious Gin.
Made with grapes & wine from our Henners Sparkling Vineyard…the best of English Summer in a Bottle.
A fusion of crunchy cucumber and freshly crushed curly leaf parsley provide a herbaceous base to the traditional botanicals of juniper and coriander. Add a chunky twist of pink grapefruit peel for a citrus kick and you have captured ‘the best of English summer in a bottle. Our ideal serving suggestion is two-part tonic to one part Henners Gin, over ice with fresh mint and cucumber. Adding a slice of strawberry in the summer months.
The vines at our Henners English sparkling vineyard in East Sussex burst from bud to bloom on the first day of a certain British lawn tennis tournament every year. Without fail. We decided this was Mother Nature giving us a nudge firmly in the direction of a small batch ‘strawberries & cream’ inspired gin…so that’s exactly what Samantha Bailey (Master Blender, Henners, UK) and Dr John Walters (Master Distiller, English Spirits) have crafted in this limited edition, special ‘Henners Summer Strawberry’.
The plumpest, sweetest Kentish strawberries were selected to distil along with earl grey tea (smoky, sweet, bergamot), hedgerow nettle (herbaceous, verdant, mineral), and a handful of macadamia nuts (buttery, rich, cream). With the thwack of tennis balls on racquets ringing in our ears, we lovingly distilled our beautiful botanicals with grapes & wine from the Henners English Sparkling vineyard.
Game, Set & Match.
Our perfect ‘serve’? Tonic of your choice (simple is best in our book), a twist of lemon, sliver of strawberry & a leaf of sweet basil. Enjoy with the classic English afternoon tea…cucumber sandwiches followed by scones, clotted cream & strawberry jam.