A Welsh Gin with botanicals from four corners of the world!

Brecon Gin is a Welsh gin made at the famous whisky distillery, Penderyn. Water is used from the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park too. A quality gin that is a must-try! 

The Story

Distilling in Wales was a lost art, but in the late 1990s, in a pub in a small post-industrial Welsh valley town, a group of friends drank and chatted about establishing the first whisky distillery in Wales in over a century. They dreamt of creating a whisky as pure and precious as Welsh gold, represented today by Penderyn’s ‘gold seam’.

The friends had a location in the historic village of Penderyn on the southern tip of the Brecon Beacons, chosen because of the site’s own supply of fresh natural spring water. They also had a unique copper single-pot still designed by Dr David Faraday, a relative of the great 19th-century scientist Michael Faraday. Penderyn Whisky was launched on St David’s Day 2004 in the presence of HRH Prince Charles.

Penderyn Whisky has quickly gained a worldwide reputation winning several awards.
However so has their gin!

The gin started as a way of helping with cash flow while their whisky matured. There are two gins, and both are of very good quality!!

Brecon Gin won Gold at the 2017 Spirits Business Global Gin Masters.

the gins

Brecon Gin

A big traditional juniper forward gin, laced with coriander and revealing hints of spicy cinnamon. Add a mixer and the citrus freshness of oranges and lemons appear with nutmeg, liquorice and angelica in a supporting role.

The Botanicals

Penderyn Faraday Still spirit, Juniper Berries, Orange Peel, Cassia Bark, Liquorice Root, Angelica Root, Ground Nutmeg, Coriander Seeds, Lemon Peel, Orris Root Powder.

Taste

Taken neat, Brecon Gin is a big traditional juniper, laced with coriander and revealing hints of spicy cinnamon. Add a mixer and the citrus freshness of oranges and lemons appear with nutmeg, liquorice and angelica in a supporting role.
 
Perfect Serve

The characteristic flavours go well with tonic, ice and lemon on a warm summer’s day but Brecon’s traditional heritage is equally at home besides a roaring fire on a cold night and will bring back memories of long hot summers past.

Brecon Botanicals Gin

A specially selected range of botanicals are combined with the best pure grain spirit. This super-premium gin is produced in small batches using only the finest ingredients.

Taste

The nose is a rich complex of fresh juniper, followed quickly by coriander and a complexity of gin flavours. Hints of citrus mingle with oriental spices. On adding a mixer, the citrus, lemon, orange – and even bergamot – open out, as do hints of cinnamon, cloves and even saffron. A medium-length finish leaves you ready for the next mouthful.

Perfect Serve 

Try this gin with fresh mint and cucumber ice cubes for a sublime and premium experience.

Brecon Gin is now available across the UK in most large supermarkets and specialist off licences including Tesco, Sainsbury, Majestic, Morrisons and online from www.penderynstore.com

 Want to give Brecon Gin a try? It is in this month’s box!

Why not join the ILoveGin club where we send you a new box like the one below for just £14/m inc free delivery, you’ll get 2 new gins and 2 tonic/mixers each month to try, enough to make 4 G&Ts plus discounts on full size bottles.

Limited Time Offer: Get your first box for just £9 including delivery, that’s £9 for 4 x G&Ts, use code: GINBLOG5OFF at checkout at ILoveGin.com/join

 

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