Roses are Red, violets are blue, but Pickering’s forget-me-not gin is something brand new!
Okay, we’re not poets, but we are very excited to let you know that Pickering’s Gin has launched a brand-new Spring Gin, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Presented in their popular 200ml gifting sized, the Pickering’s crew have created a brand-new limited-edition gin using real forget-me-not
Tradition says that these blueish pink flowers, given as a gift by a loved one, means the recipient will not forget the giver. Often a reminder of favourite memories and time shared together, the small distillery is encouraging gin fans to share a romantic evening in this Valentine’s Day with their tasty tipple, “Forget Me Not Fizz.”
We certainly ♥️ the sound of that!
This new romantic gin is distilled and bottled at the award-winning Summerhall Distillery, distilling together freshly dried forget-me-not petals, heather and lemon myrtle with eight of their signature Bombay botanicals.
The result is said to be a decadent citrus gin with subtle floral notes and an unmistakable Pickering’s Gin finish.
Matt Gammell, Co-Founder and Head Distiller said:
“This gin was a unique and interesting challenge trying to find that perfect balance of flavour and the natural blue hue. The addition of butterfly pea flower and forget me not petals has allowed us to achieve a pretty pastel blue gin using naturally derived botanicals that creates a subtly charming colour
Marcus Pickering, Co-Founder and Head of Export added:
“Our team like to pride ourselves on being innovative and creative. When we saw the popularity of our Festively Flavoured Gins at Christmas, the logical next step was to create a new gin for 2020 that we could retail through our independent retailers.
We hope that our fans will be as charmed by the quality of this subtly floral spirit as with the sentiment behind the gift.”
Tasting Notes: Delicate Forget Me Not flowers combine with heather for a lightly floral nose. Fragrant coriander, anise and fennel dance over the palate for our signature Bombay character. Lemon myrtle adds a soft sweet citrus reminiscent of sherbet lemon and retro icing-sugar coated travel sweets.
Perfect Serve: Perfectly paired with Fevertree Indian tonic & a lemon twist or edible flower.
Pickering’s Forget Me Not Gin is available here for £12.
Please enjoy gin responsibly