Our first-ever Norwich ginmakers debut gin is a coastal-inspired number with lots of lovely flavours and aromas you’d traditionally find on the Norfolk coast. It’s the same recipe that won Silver at the IWSC awards as well as Best English Contemporary Gin at the World Gin Awards in 2021.
“We use lots of rock samphire, we use dulse seaweed - a really nice, kind of red, slightly smoky seaweed - and then lavender, bay leafs, lots of citrus - grapefruit which is fresh and kind of a dried lemon which creates a bit more of a jammy kind of citrus - and then some pepper and a little bit of spice as well. So it’s kind of savoury, herbal, floral, and spicy. And a little bit of salt after the distillation which brings out all those other botanicals more.”
And it’s not just delicious, it’s also great for the planet as well… as it’s our first-ever paper bottle gin! Made out of 94% recycled paper and an inner plastic pouch, its carbon footprint is about 6 times smaller than a traditional glass bottle while still being 100% recyclable. It’s light as a feather too and looks the part.
- It was very exciting for us to develop a Mediteranean gin just for Angels!
- We have a small, artisan distillery and couldn’t have realized this project without the collaboration of Naked Wines and their Angels.
- Our Rambla 41 gin has a fruity feel, with a fine creamy texture thanks to the herbs and almonds. Rambla 41 is non-chill filtered, so you might notice a slight cloudiness to the gin, which is completely harmless to drink, and only adds to the flavour!
Stefan Lismond, Ginmaker
After Rupert Patrick uncovered the secret to his family’s ancient blend, he needed a Master Blender to revive it and headed straight to Norman Mathison’s door. Using the same malts and grains in the blend as the Eadie family used over 150 years ago, (including some famous names like Aberlour, Talisker, Glendronach and Blair Athol for the whisky pros amongst you), they created a smooth, complex, smoky whisky that boasts a beautifully long finish.
It’s already making waves in the industry, picking up a gold medal at the World Whisky Awards and 90/100 points from ScotchWhisky.com - the ultimate bible of Scotch. This was the highest score ever awarded to a blend under £60. Boom.
- Angels and Archangels alike have all trekked up to Scotland to help bring this ancient blend back to life and Rupert is so grateful for such enthusiastic and heartfelt support. All that’s left to do now is pour yourself a wee dram and take a true sip back in time…
- 45.6 % Alc
- My gins are like my babies, and thanks to your support this is my third (and probably my favourite) gin. I’m like a proud father! This year I went a bit more classical. Citrus fruits and gin have always been a classic combination. I wanted to bring a taste of the Mediterranean and all of the wonderful citrus fruit we have.
- Orange, mandarin and lemon, but the main ingredient is grapefruit - in my opinion one of the most beautiful citrics.
- This gin is only possible because you believe in me. I hope you are rewarded with the taste of sunshine, the Mediteranean sea, fun times in Barcelona. You can taste it all in there. So sip it and see - it’s an experience, much more than a gin and tonic, it’s a party in a glass!
Stefan Lismond, Ginmaker
At Christmas 2013 we organized a cocktail party in Barcelona to showcase the first gin I ever made...
- This new adventure took a fabulous turn when Naked came into the picture in 2015. In honour of our relationship we botted an exclusive, limited edition, of my first gin creation; BCN GIN!
- It’s an elixir of Priorat grapes combined with the purity of fresh cut Mediterranean botanicals. Made exclusively for Angels. Salut!
Stefan Lismond, Ginmaker
- Our village is famous for its vermouth. It’s a gorgeous drink that we whip out at any excuse and I wanted you Angels to taste it too - your investment has made this whole thing entirely possible.
- Thanks to the local botanicals you get orange peel and elderflower on the nose. It's slightly sweet to start, with a deliciously complex palate of herbs and a bitter ending - a truly authentic experience that's ideal as an aperitif.
- My vermouth is non-chill filtered, so you might notice a slight cloudiness, or even tiny botanicals floating about. These are completely harmless to drink, and only add to the flavour!
- Husband and wife team David and Fiona Armstrong forage wild clover and juniper from their sprawling 500-acre historical estate in Co. Down, Northern Ireland, before drawing fresh water from their historical well to make their handcrafted Irish craft gin.
- Like the name suggests, their Angels' Edition Gin has been blended especially with Angels in mind. To add a lovely balance and make the local botanicals sing, David blended Australian lemon myrtle for creaminess and Grains of Paradise for a sweet and spicy kick.
- The gin mellows in copper pots for one-and-a-half days, infusing the oils from the botanicals and giving the gin a round, smooth texture. Beautiful aromas of orange peel, lavender, star anise, cardamom and chamomile are in perfect harmony with the fresh citrusy flavours. Add a twist of lemon to make the vibrant flavours 'pop'.
This pure, artisan tonic water is the perfect partner to your Christmas Gin. Make sure it’s thoroughly chilled and you have your glass to hand, then pour a few glugs of your fave Gin, add a slice of citrus, and top it up with this… it’s quite simply magical.
For hundreds of years, this is what tonic was meant to look like. Its flavours are pure, less bitter, and subtler than most tonic waters you’ll have tried, as it was made to showcase the quality of your gin of choice, elevating all its lovely flavours. And it’s got this beautiful amber hue, a happy by-product of the natural way in which it was created.
Lawrence and Nick launched Bermondsey after they struggled to find a mixer to match the quality gins and cocktails they served at their trendy London bar. After countless hours of experiments, they created this, their secret is to use natural ingredients instead of the bitter chemical extracts you find in commercial tonics. And since launching back in 2015, it’s garnered rave reviews, winning multiple medals at the Great Taste Awards. Now, gin-lovers like you who also drink Naked get to try it first-hand. Enjoy!