The lovely people over at Warner Edwards got in touch asking if they could send me a little survival pack ahead of the children breaking up from school for summer. I couldn’t say that-will-do-nicely-thank-you-very-much quick enough! No I’m joking of course, I’m one of those weirdos that actually looks forward to the long summer holidays. But maybe the gin helps? Ha!
Warner Edwards is an artisan craft gin handmade using natural spring water and farm sourced ingredients from the distillery’s home on Fall’s Farm in Harrington. Each batch is small and every single bottle is carefully handcrafted from the filling to the wax seal and label finishing. I have to say that it is a beautiful looking bottle, but what is inside is even nicer.
The elderflower gin I was sent was inspired by Tom’s mother Adèle. This very special gin uses fresh handpicked elderflower from the farm in Harrington. Harvested just once a year, it captures the very essence of a British summer’s day. The result is a beautifully balanced gin with a delicate floral sweetness. Perfect with tonic water and a slice of lemon or even with a sprig of mint. I would have tried it with mint but unfortunately our pet tortoise hoovered up my new mint plant in the garden. Gee whizz those animals can eat!
Warner Edwards are passionate about quality, flavour and authenticity with a core goal to save the world from mediocre gin! Now, that’s my kind of superhero! Seriously though, that passion for what they do shines through in what really is a cracking gin. I’ve never tried any of the Warner Edwards gins before but having loved the elderflower flavour so much, I will definitely be trying out their other products too. They also make a dry gin, sloe gin, botanical garden gin and wait for it – a rhubarb gin. They sound absolutely delicious and if this elderflower one is anything to go by, I am sure they will taste it too.
The elderflower gin I was sent to review costs £32.95 which seems exceptional value for such a high quality gin. Small price to pay for taking the edge off the school holiday madness, eh? Ha!
Warner Edwards gin is available to buy online or from pubs and retailers across the UK including Harvey Nichols, Waitrose, Whole Foods, Booths,Majestic, Fortnum and Mason, Marks and Spencer and Amazon. You can find out more and even locate your nearest pub or stockist at warneredwards.com.
*I was very kindly provided with a press sample of Warner Edwards Elderflower Gin for the purpose of this review