Following on from the multi-award-winning success of our Brecon Special Reserve Gin and our Brecon Botanicals Gin, Penderyn are delighted to announce the launch of Chocolate Orange gin. It is based on our Brecon Special Reserve gin (which won a Master at the 2021 Spirits Business Global Gin Masters) and bottled at 37.5% abv.
Laura Davies, our General Manager of Distilleries, who created the gins said –
‘The award-winning Brecon Gin series has been expanded using Brecon Special Reserve as a base for three new exciting flavoured expressions. These flavoured and coloured gins have been created with balance and creativity and will hopefully create more interest for our regular Brecon Gin customers, and bring new drinkers to the brand and the category.’
The bottles were designed by acclaimed drinks designer Glenn Tutssel, and the gins have been created by our all-women distilling team. Glenn, who sadly passed away in 2019, said –
‘I have always loved botanical illustration and was very fortunate to have designed a set of stamps featuring 10 botanical illustrations for the Royal Mail, which I researched at Kew gardens and the Victoria & Albert Museum. There I discovered the artworks and notebooks of La Redoute and Ehret which inspired the new gin labels. I liked the freshness and detail of the illustration, but was also fascinated by the written notes. When I designed the labels (the flower images were created by illustrator Andrew Davidson) it seemed appropriate to include the information on the front in handwritten form rather than ‘hide’ it on the back. This also makes it more attractive to consumers.’
International Wine and Spirits Competition 2022 Tasting Notes: "Wonderfully inviting, drawing us in with aromas of rich cocoa, ripe orange and silky milk chocolate. Hints of ginger and vanilla spice come through on the palate. A masterful creation - complex and concentrated and with superb definition of flavour."
Rich velvety chocolate swirls around this gin. Powdery cocoa and silky vanilla succumb to zesty, sweet orange bursts and an unmistakeably full-bodied juniper, Dry cassia bark balanced with smooth fresh cream lingers in the mouth.
Best served with ice and chilled tonic water. Garnish with cinnamon and a twist of orange.
2022 IWSC Gold 96/100
2021 Spirits Business Gin Masters = Gold
2020 Spirits Business Gin Masters – Gold
2019 – Spirits Business Design & Packaging Awards – Gold