Hayman’s – the London-based gin distiller – has once again expanded its portfolio with the release of a new expression infused with exotic citrus flavours, dubbed Exotic Citrus Gin.
Providing notes of Persian lime, mandarin, kumquat and pomelo, the new Exotic Citrus Gin is said to celebrate ‘lively, fresh citrus’ flavours.
Speaking on the new addition to their portfolio, co-owner of Hayman’s Gin, James Hayman, said:
“As the first London gin distilling family to include citrus as a key botanical, we are simply adding a delicious exotic citrus flavour to our style of gin. The additional flavour is naturally distilled from botanicals.”
The flavour profile of Exotic Citrus derives from the hand-peeled and sun-dried fruit, Hayman’s said.
The gin is made using a two-day process, whereby the fruit peels are distilled with Hayman’s London Distilled Gin.
Hayman’s Exotic Citrus is best enjoyed over ice with premium tonic water, and garnished with a slice of fresh orange and a sprig of fresh basil.
The 41.1% ABV gin is now available to purchase through the Hayman’s online shop for RRP £28 (US$40) per 700ml bottle.
The edition of the new citrus variety finds the UK’s oldest gin distilling dynasty joining a growing global trend:
Last week, Citadelle unveiled the latest permanent addition to its portfolio, Citadelle Jardin d’été. Inspired by a French garden cultivated by Debbie Gabriel, wife of Citadelle Founder Alexandre Gabriel, Jardin d’été is made with melon flesh, whole lemon, yuzu zest and more orange peel, in addition to the 19 botanicals used to make Citadelle Original.
In September, another UK distiller, Silent Pool, launched Rare Citrus Gin. The Surrey-based spirits brand crafted the new release from “some of the World’s rarest and most intriguing citrus,” including Hirado Buntan, Natsu Dai Dai, Buddha’s Hand and Green Seville Orange, which are sourced from famed citrus collectors on the Alentejo coast in Portugal.
In June, US-based Sangfroid Distilling released Foraged Citrus Gin. The Maryland-based spirits company partnered with New Brooklyn Farms to turn lemons (or in this case oranges) into lemonade by creating the new citrus-infused liquor, which uses an invasive orange species.