W.E. have the great pleasure of introducing Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin - our latest addition to the Warner Edwards family. Not just any old rhubarb this has a lineage steeped in provenance.
The Queen Victoria rhubarb has gone from Queen Victoria’s Buckingham Palace garden, in the 1800's, to being grown on Crown Estate property in the 2000's. The farm where it is now grown is a Crown Estate previously owned by the current grower, who farms it to this day.
This rhubarb has always been grown in the traditional Victorian kitchen garden style, having lots of organic matter to nourish it. It has not been grown commercially with artificial fertiliser and chemical sprays, so over the years the flavour can be greatly improved.
We use ‘Curiosity’ to soften the plant and then extract the juice through traditional pressing methods. The fabulous liquid is combined with our global award winning Harrington Dry Gin and just enough sugar to balance the acidity. The result is a rumbustious gin with a big burst of rhubarb which is a glory on its own and beautiful with either tonic or ginger ale.
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