Rushcart: Whinberry - London Dry Gin
All of our gins are produced in copper Alembic Stills right here in Strinesdale, Saddleworth. Our new range of Rushcart gins have been created to add a bit of Saddleworth to one of the nations favourite tipples.
We begin all of this gin in the traditional way, with Juniper Berries followed closely by Coriander seeds. To add a bit of earthiness, which in many ways defines Saddleworth, we add a pinch of Angelica Root.
Orris Root is traditionally used by the famous French perfume houses to increase the longevity of their scents. We think it’s only right that a fine gin benefits from the same ingredient, even if it is a bit ostentatious.
Back to Saddleworth, and this gin features the prolific Whinberry which grows in abundance in this area. The classic sharpness of the Whinberry compliments the traditional citrus ingredients of gin - orange and lemon. In turn, they call for a touch of spice to add complexity and depth to your gin and so we’ve added Cassia and Nutmeg.
The sharpness of the Whinberry and Citrus fruits is delicately balanced with liquorice roots, oats and lucuma. Each of these botanicals adds a very subtle touch of sweetness which presents itself in this gin in the form of a smooth edge.
To appreciate this gin at it's best, add 3 parts light tonic to 1 part gin and serve over ice with a Whinberry garnish.