La Mare Wine Estate are taking the meaning of Christmas spirit to new heights this festive season, with the launch of their new limited-edition Christmas Gin range.
After a very difficult year in the tourism and hospitality industry, La Mare have introduced a new limited-edition Royal Christmas Gin in a bid to boost sales during the competitive festive period. The distillery and wine estate hopes that this delicious festive product will excite local gin-lovers and increase sales after a challenging year for retail and tourism. Managing Director, Tim Crowley “We are constantly evolving our product offering so this year we really wanted to create something with a real festive cheer. It was fun to develop and a great challenge for the team as we had to do it in a pretty short timescale.
The Christmas Gin has been a true labour of love for La Mare distiller and head of production, Tom Walker who has been perfecting the recipe since early August. He is delighted with the final product, which is blended with cranberry, blood orange and festive spices such as cinnamon, star anise and cardamom. “I hope the vibrant red matches people’s Christmas decorations at home so you can keep it pride of place on the mantlepiece! Tom says it taste reminds him of a busy kitchen on Christmas morning; Wafts of cranberry from the sauce reducing down, hints of clementine peel, a Christmas pudding steaming away and mince pies warming in the oven. The gins blood orange comes through more on the palate and finishes with the lovely warming kiss of cardamom and cinnamon.”
This is traditionally the busiest time of year at the estate, which produces a range of food and drink products. It has also announced the launch of a Seasonal Gin Jam to complete the festive range.
Announcing the launch earlier this week, the gin is available in 35cl and 70cl bottles, It’s part of a new limited edition range with the estate planning to create and release up to four new seasonal and specialty Jersey gins in the year ahead.