Fiercely exciting news this week as Fierce Spirits announce a new range of limited-edition gins being released on 22nd November.
The range will be known as Juniper + featuring 8 new gins which use juniper alongside one other botanical to shine a spotlight on the pure flavours found in the base spirit.
Fierce Spirits, who previously released their No.1 Distillers’ Cut and Raspberry Gins, Fierce Spirits are a division of Aberdeen’s Fierce Beer Brewery.
Fierce Spirits have used classic gin botanicals such as Cassia Bark, Cardamom and Lemongrass alongside more unusual botanicals such as Blood Orange and Carolina Reaper Chillies to create the range, which they describe as “an experiment in fierce flavour” and “born out of a desire to discover what is possible in the world of spirits,”
Fierce Spirits Ambassador Aly Mathers says:
“At the centre of what we are trying to do with Juniper + is the desire to push the boundaries of botanical flavour in the gin category,” says “At Fierce, we have always wanted to get as much flavour as possible from the freshest ingredients we can find. And that same ethos was the starting point for this project. What if we make a gin that has a classic juniper
backbone at its heart but is as bold and flavourful as some of our beers?”
Aly continues: “With our other spirits we have always taken inspiration from our beers in some way; whether it’s our Raspberry Gin which shares a flavour profile with our Cranachan Killer Raspberry Pale Ale, or our recent Coffee and Vanilla Rum which mirrors our ever-popular Café Racer Porter; so this is the culmination of that process.”
Dave Grant, Managing Director of Fierce Beer adds “We came up with Juniper + as an idea when we were working on single varietal hop beers. Each hop variety brought its own flavour. Some really worked well on their own, some were best as blends. So why not try this with gin?”
Working in collaboration with Lewis Scothern of Distillutions Micro Distillery, Arbroath Fierce Spirits will release 8 gins in the Juniper + range including Double Juniper, Lemongrass, Cardamom, Pink
Peppercorn, Kaffir Lime Leaf, Blood Orange, Cassia Bark and the hottest chilli pepper in the world: Carolina Reaper.