Following a first season sell-out, ashmei’s cycle-flavoured craft gin Domestique returns for a limited Holiday run
Chiltern-based, multiple award-winning Puddingstone Distillery has teamed up with premium apparel brand ashmei to create a second run of its popular cycle-oriented gin. With a limited run quickly selling out in 2017, the two brands are launching the product in time for the winter holidays.
Domestique Gin pays homage to the world’s greatest cycling tours, with the team at Puddingstone Distillery selecting botanicals such as French hops, Spanish orange, Italian rosemary, Californian raisins and Belgian Angelica. Once again, Chiltern rosehip, foraged from the estate on which ashmei is based, adds a distinctive local profile to this delicious gin.
Ben Marston, Master Distiller at Puddingstone, commented: “After a great response to Domestique Gin in 2017 and its recent success at the 2018 Gin of the Year competition, it would have been sacrilege to not produce a follow-on batch to celebrate in equal measures all that is great about cycling and this quintessentially British spirit.”
For the cycling aficionados, Domestique comes packaged in a custom engraved stainless steel Bidon. Both a style and utility statement, the Bidon can be re-cycled for hydration purposes and adorn your favourite bicycle. Combining both traditional pot and vapour distillation processes, Domestique leads with a fruity, citrus and juniper nose and a subtle palate that blends sweet and savoury.
Stuart Brooke, founder of ashmei, added: “Collaborating for another season with Puddingstone to produce a second batch of Domestique didn’t take long to agree upon. What’s not to love when you create something of such high quality – a decision made even easier when both brands share such a genuine passion for gin and bike culture.”
The special edition 50cl gin is now available to buy exclusively at https://puddingstonedistillery.com/product/domestique-gin-50cl/ for a price of £45.