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Gin Tasting!

After the success of Gilbert White Gin No. 1 which was released in December 2015, Gilbert White & The Oates Collections invite you to the exclusive tasting of a new gin made in partnership with Winchester Distillery. Gilbert White Gin no.2 has been made with botanicals from White’s garden in Selborne, Hampshire, which is tendered and cared for using historical plants and methods; this gin is not only exceptional to taste but one of a kind. The pink gin is distilled with seasonal fruits and herbs harvested in Selborne during the summer of 2016, the use of juniper berries and historical botanicals such as lovage, savory & apple mint, then gently infused with rose and hibiscus petals.

The official launch of the gin will be held on the 17th November 2016 at Gilbert White’s House, High Street, Selborne, between 6pm and 10pm. This is a free event where you will be able to try this exclusive gin before anyone else. Get the chance to buy a bottle and peruse our excellent seasonal gift shop. There will be Gin inspired cocktails on sale, as the event mixes with our successful cocktail club.
The gin is the result of an innovative partnership between Winchester Distillery and Gilbert White & The Oates Collections, a museum housed in the home of Gilbert White in Selborne. Gilbert White’s diaries tell us that the great man used the produce from his gardens to form his own recipes of pioneering brews and wines. Paul Bowler who owns Winchester Distillery known for its Twisted Nose range, has blended flavours from White’s garden to create a quirky, flavoursome and sophisticated gin. As with our No.1 Gin, there will only be a very limited amount of this first batch being distilled, and therefore this gin will only be available for a short time. So make sure you get it while you can. It will be available to two sizes 35cl which will be retailed at Gilbert White’s House for £19.95 and 70cl at £29.95.