Rose Gin by Tinkture
A special Gin - simply like no other.
Outstanding Organic Ingredients
All Rose Gin ingredients are entirely natural and 100% organic.
Our Rose Gin is certified Organic by the ‘Organic Food Federation’
We exclusively use Fresh, seasonal, hand picked David Austin* rose petals.
Our rose grower, Jan, was recently merited by the Soil Association with a BOOM Award, a recognition of her standing as one of the finest fresh organic producers in the UK.
All our botanicals are sourced from the most reputable and discerning Organic suppliers - ensuring full traceability and provenance - all the way through from petal to pour.
*David Austin Roses are simply unrivalled in the world of Roses. Since 1961, David Austin and his family have released a collection of over 200 new English roses, renowned and beloved around the world for their beautiful blooms and wonderful scent. As a firm favourite of the Queen and hardy gardeners alike - David Austin Roses epitomise the pinnacle of quality ingredients and passion.
Seasonal & with nature
Our Rose Gin is hand crafted in Cornwall.
Small batches are patiently distilled in traditional alembic copper pot stills.
Because we only use Fresh (not dried or concentrated) organic rose petals in the distillation of Rose Gin, the flavour profile is unlike anything else you’ve ever tasted - capturing the true, delicate and complex nature of the Rose.
Our Rose Gin is an entirely natural, organic product.
As our Rose petals are picked by hand in limited batches throughout Spring, Summer and Autumn - there will be delightful nuances in the flavour profile as well as colour and scent.
Each season, each year will be different - which is why we refer to our batches as ‘Vintages’.
Rose Gin is very much a living, natural gin, one that will age with the seasons - the colour and flavour will change over time..
Good on the inside and out!
Our main aim is, and will always be, to make the best Gin we possibly can…
Driven by a passion to ‘Clean up alcohol’ - Hannah’s aim was to take out anything ‘nasty’ and make the cleanest, purest, most delicious spirit possible.
No artificial colours or flavours, no sweeteners, no chemicals, no concentrates or preservatives.
But we are also acutely aware that our planet is in trouble. And while we want to make the cleanest, most beautiful Gin in the world - we want to achieve this it without doing any unnecessary harm to our environment.
We worked long and hard to create our bottles. They are distinctive, beautiful and too good to simply be discarded or recycled. We have designed them to be re-used over and over again...bottles for life!
The different components of the bottle have been carefully considered - The glass stopper, the removable liquid seal, our unique ‘Spring Pull’ combine to give you endless options...
We want you to Re-Use the bottles. You can get a refill pouch from us if you need a ‘top-up’ of gin, or get creative. Store, Brew, Ferment, Display, Protect …
Be inspired, and inspire others!
Tasting Notes and Perfect Serves
Rose Gin is a London dry style gin, it is light and delicate, with a hint of citrus. Juniper and coriander provide a gentle depth and warmth.
Yet the secret lies in the Rose. We stripped away any and all distracting botanicals, so that in the end we were left with just 8 ingredients - all focused on allowing the ‘Rose to Sing’!
In the words of Antoine de Saint Exupéry “perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away”
Golden amber in colour, Rose Gin turns a beautiful pink when mixed with a quality tonic... and this, quite simply makes people smile.
Served over plenty of ice as a classic Gin and Tonic - for this we recommend using original, full fat, Fever Tree tonic for best results, with a twist of Lemon peel, or a slice of ripe peach if you are feeling exotic!
Rose Gin is also fantastic in a Tom Collins, Negroni or Lilette - For more inspiration the Rose Gin ‘Book of Cocktails’ offers up a favourite selection of recipes and serving suggestions.
"... we think your Rose Gin is a wonderful product." David Austin
“… We were all a bit impressed by the Rose Gin, from the packaging to the bottle and then the gin itself… it is indeed a very well balanced gin.” Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
Rose Gin is the Spirit of the Month for December 2018 at Fortnum & Mason
Inspiring and Innovative Chefs have cut loose and created sublime recipes and cocktails specifically for Rose Gin. Tinkture collaborators include -
Gill Meller, Executive Chef River Cottage HQ (pictured left),
Andy Appleton, Head Chef Appletons at the Vineyard
Darren Broom and Jackson Bristow, Nancarrow Farm
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Social proof - Rose Gin on Instagram has been <<>> supported by key influencers - Mother of Daughters | Cigarettes and Calpol | Hannah to fill in details - highlights >>
Our kind of people
We are looking to spend some time with folks that we actually like - and if that means forging long term collaborative partnerships - well, amazing!
Be it exclusive retail outlets, bars with soul, restaurants with class and good food, hotels we actually feel comfortable staying in and pubs we want to loose nights in … we would love to work with people that tick a few of the following ideas -
...they have an interest in; organic produce, food / ingredient traceability, seasonal and natural ingredients. Quality, sustainability and local growers / producers - quality over margins at all cost.
...they are; independent, inspirational and appeal to an audience that sees it as the right choice to invest in organic, natural, local and quality produce. Their customers value the effort and skill that goes into making things exceptional.
...they may have; won awards or been credited with stars or rosettes, have high ratings on Trip Advisor and similar platforms. Recruited mixologists, sommeliers, chefs and bar managers who are at the top of their game. Or they may simply be described as ‘amazing’ by anyone who visits.
...they may be; trend setting, influential or known for their creative edge. Or they may simply do something better than anyone else!
Either way - if want to dance get in touch like this
‘Tinkture’ is so much more than the sum of it’s parts - and what fine parts they are! Our contributors and suppliers are what makes this adventure so special…
Jan Billington at Maddocks Farm Organics - our Organic blossoming hero! Who else would grow over 1000 organic David Austin rose bushes exclusively for us - loved, nurtured and cared for, wind, rain, sleet, snow, frost, braving it all to make Rose Gin the very best it can be.
Shaun Bebington at Pocketful of Stones Distillery - our inspiring head distiller and master of flavour! Not only supporting our ambitious endeavours but also opening up our eyes to a whole new world of beverages! A copper pot champion of the Still!
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Specialist trade press - steel spring / local press
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Photography by: Ross Talling, John Hersey, Sean Gee and Holes in the World Studio