June 20, 2014

Warner Edwards Elderflower Infused Gin

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What could possibly be more fun than harvesting wild elderflower from the hedgerows with your best friend? I’m guessing that if you happen to own a farm that said hedgerows cover and your aim is to produce a limited batch gin flavoured with the harvest then it possibly couldn’t get any more exciting.

This is what Tom Warner and Sion Edwards have done from their farms in Wales and Northamptonshire and produced a second run of their famed Warner Edwards Elderflower Infused Gin.

Last year the production sold out in eight weeks. This years batch goes on sale from today.

“Post distillation, Warner Edwards infuse their Harrington Dry Gin with the fresh Elderflower and just a touch of sugar. As is the case with all their gins, they then fill, number, label and wax seal every single bottle by hand. “

warner edwards elderflower gin

“The Elderflower gin has a sweet nose with hints of caramel and a fresh floral bouquet. To taste the subtle hints of elderflower and sweetness are balanced by spicy gin notes that permeate the palate”

Before the infusion the Warner Edwards gin is distilled using 11 botanicals: juniper, coriander, elderflower, angelica root, cinnamon, orange and lemon peel, nutmeg, black pepper, cardamom and a secret ingredient.

The Elderflower Infused Gin is available direct (£33) and also from Harvey Nicols, The Whiskey Exchange, Gerry’s of Soho, Cambridge Wine Merchants and the Oxford Wine Company.

“We are incredibly excited to be re-releasing our Elderflower Gin, this is the true taste of Summer and a big favourite with Warner Edwards fans. The Gin is an infusion and not a liqueur, therefore it still packs a punch at 40% ABV. Best enjoyed over ice as a neat serve or in a classic G&T”

The image above isn’t one of mine. I was sent a small sample bottle of the gin with a poor quality label; hardly worth a photograph. The gin itself has a beautifully floral aroma, a subtle Elderflower hue and a weighty palate (due to the sweetness) with an edge of spice and pepper. Cant say I really detected the Elderflower…. but it does make a damn fine G&T with Fever Tree Tonic.

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