The story of Rose Gin
I wasn't actually planning on creating a Pink Gin - I was really working on a rather different concoction (something we are still working on and very excited about but you will have to wait a moment until it's ready). I was playing with flavours and fresh ingredients including English Roses, trying all sorts of different combinations, processes and distilling methods.
One of these recipes was quite simply beautiful. The taste was like nothing I had ever experienced before, the subtlety of the fresh Roses and the lingering warm caress of the gin - and then, when I mixed this strange Amber Golden elixir with tonic it revealed it's true colour - a delightful, exuberant pink!
It was just too good to ignore or put in the corner. So here it is - you've discovered my accidental classic. Cornish Rose Gin.
First up - and this is important, the true nature of a rose is delicate and complex. Not the concentrated, dried out, hyper bright, sickly sweet, perfumed caricature we are subjected to by commercial onslaught.
Light, delicate, a hint of citrus. The Juniper and Coriander provide a complex depth and warmth. The colour is a golden amber that changes to beautiful pink when mixed with tonic.
A classic ‘London Dry’ style gin, with one key purpose...
..to let the Rose sing!
The Perfect Serve
Rose Gin is as versatile as hell. There a plenty of create, mix and taste ideas in our guide to creating beautiful cocktails. Including our take on the classic Gin and Tonic - introducing the Tink and Tonic.
David Austin Roses
We use a secret blend of Fresh, hand picked, English roses, all created by David Austin, grown with love, by a force of nature called Jan, on a small, Certified Organic farm, in the South west of England. Her knowledge and enthusiasm about genuine Organic farming is inspiring and infectious - as long as we follow her advice and guidance I think we'll be alright!