“Launched in summer 2020, our Mango Gin is the first release from Head Distiller Craig!
This unique blend of botanicals gives a slightly different base to the classic Durham Gin. We’ve added dried mango to both the initial maceration (where the botanicals are soaked) and also to the gin basket where the spirit is infused with vapour.
The Mango Gin also sees the removal of the savoury celery seed found in Durham Gin and, orange and lemon peels have been replaced with grapefruit and lime. In order to get the right flavour profile we have also doubled the amount of the peels used to give us a greater citrus burst. The recipe retains the classic juniper flavour which is central to any gin and also the delicate, warm spice of pink peppercorn.
After distillation, the Mango Gin is also rested with fresh Mango Syrup (no artificial flavours or colours here!) for around 4 or 5 days to really infuse the mango flavour. After it has rested, we then filter out all of the syrup to leave us with a light and refreshing gin without any of the sticky, sweetness often associated with flavoured gins.”