Let The Festivities Be-Gin!
A Christmas gift from the Ribble Valley Gin Company will make this festive season even more special
Four very distinctive gins are now coming out of the multi-award winning Ribble Valley Gin distillery and, just in time for Christmas, they make great gifts in their own right or why not go for a gin hamper, a trio of gins or gift voucher?
Founders Luke and Justine developed their first signature Little Lane Gin just over a year ago and since then the distillery has won one award after another, including a Gold at the World Gin Awards, Silver and Bronze at the London Spirits Competition, the Best Small Batch Gin Distillery at the Luxe Life Food and Drink Awards as well as two Great Taste Awards for their seasonal gins, Garden Party and Winter’s Night.
More recently they have also developed a second signature gin, Country Market, as Justine explains: “This is a vegetable-based gin, it’s savoury yet refreshing and we think it may be a world first as it features beetroot, tomatoes, red pepper and basil, which makes it very distinctive.”
Using spring water from a local supplier in the Forest of Bowland, Ribble Valley Gin’s original Little Lane Gin features botanicals that can be found in the English countryside, resulting in a deliciously earthy hedgerow flavour.
All the craft gins that come out of the micro-distillery are super-smooth, thanks to the vapour infusion method used: “This method makes for a really clean taste and flavours that you can identify,” adds Luke.
The distinctive nature of Ribble Valley Gin’s product has made it a popular choice and Luke and Justine have recently been asked to produce a bespoke Kingsman Gin for the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment with all sales going to the regiment’s charities.
“We have had a number of enquiries for people wanting to put their own branding on the gin, which is great!” says Justine.
With Christmas on the horizon Ribble Valley Gin has a number of great gift ideas including a trio of 25cl bottles of Little Lane, Garden Party and Winter’s Night gins, a mix and match duo of gins with branded, speakeasy-style glassware and mix and match hampers with Christmas cards designed by a local artist, glassware, vegan truffles by local firm Ko-co Brownies, specialist tonics and garnishes and a cocktail book using signature gins.
“If people don’t want to travel or go out, they can choose what they would like to include in a gift hamper, we will pack it and send it direct,” says Justine.
“If people can’t decide on a gift then we also have vouchers for any amount.”
Local stockists and suppliers of Ribble Valley Gin’s products include 10 Lancashire-based Booths stores, Bowland Food Hall and Byrnes, while UK-wide stockists can be found on Ribble Valley Gin’s website.