Brighton gin is an incredibly smooth, juniper and citrus led gin made in miniscule batches by gin lovers Kathy and Helen. Their distillery is situated in a little pub just outside the centre of Brighton and everything about the product is lovingly crafted by hand. It started with months of experimentation with different ingredients, combinations, distilling techniques and approaches, and more than one or two accidents along the way (but we lived to tell the tale!) and lots of trying out recipes on fellow gin-loving friends until we finally hit the perfect blend. Brighton Gin is made with 100% British organic wheat spirit – super smooth, and without any of the nasties that can give you a sore and sorry head – which we re-distill with juniper, fresh orange and lime peel, locally-grown coriander seed (this first UK commercially grown coriander seed in over 200 years) and milk thistle, which is indigenous to the South Downs. Each bottle is filled by hand, we stick each label on and dip every one in wax ourselves: no factory production lines here. We also try to keep our carbon footprint down by delivering in Brighton and Hove on our specially adapted gin bike – that’s a lot of huffing and puffing up some of those hills!
Our new Seaside Strength Gin is big, bold and a real gin-lover’s gin. Juniper is the star attraction but there is a cascade of zesty citrus on the bouquet with hints of candied orange, a whisper of pine and spice too. It’s rich and creamy on the palate and deliciously satisfying when swallowed, with no hint of burn. The waves of citrus finish go on forever, backed by an exhilarating underlying seaside freshness on the finish.