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Glorious gins to gift this World Gin Day

We're partial to a G&T at Muddy, so we're throwing the spotlight on the best ones made locally which you can gift to a fellow gin lover. Ready? Let's beGIN!

MULTUM GIN PARVO

Based in England’s smallest county, Multum Gin Parvo is named after Rutland’s motto, multum in parvo or a lot in little. Everything from the logo to the locally sourced ingredients is inspired by the little county. They have three core flavours, Strawberry & Rutland Lavender, Earl Grey & Rutland Honey and Rutland Dry Gin and have just recently launched the Sea Dragon Limited Edition. The Jurassic twist on their Rutland Dry features subtle hints of acorn and flora combined with the petals of the butterfly pea to create a magical colour to represent the prehistoric, mythical world of the Rutland Sea Dragon whose fossilised remains were recently discovered at Rutland Water Nature Reserve. I don’t know about you, but the colour alone makes me want to try it! £36 for 70cl.

BOND STREET GIN

Head distiller Sally Faulkner had a little bit of a light bulb moment when she decided to open a gin distillery and bar in an 18th Century former hosiery factory slap bang in the middle of Hinckley. Fast forward and she’s created a variety of flavours but our fave is the Navy Strength. It’s bold and yet incredibly smooth and all those fragrant notes of orange blossom, pink peppercorn and juniper are as strong as ever, perfect for cocktails plus, who wouldn’t want that chic bottle in their drinks cabinet? £42.50 for 70cl bottle.

BRENTINGBY GIN

The founder of this wonderful artisan gin hails from South African so has combined two traditional African ingredients in its pink Rooibos and Baobab Gin (£34.95 for 70cl). Last year the distillery to the centre of Melton Mowbray and transformed a former poultry shed into new cocktail bar, Fur & Feather. Here, you can sample all their flavours including the smooth hints of juniper, dominant in their London Dry Gin and the gorgeous combination of botanicals including lime, ginger and meadowsweet in their Black Edition. Bottoms up!

BURLEIGHS GIN

Our next recommendation needs no introduction. Nestled in Charnwood Forest, this much-loved gin brand has created a flavour dedicated to the discovery of Richard III, Leicester Tigers and the world’s first Leicester Dry Gin, a unique creation paying homage to Leicester City Football Club. It’s their new Raspberry Edition Gin that we’ll be adding to our cart plus, all this month you can nab a 70cl bottle for £24.50 saving you a whopping £8 to celebrate their 8th Birthday. We’ll drink to that!

TWO BIRDS GIN

Founded in 2012, Two Birds Spirits make small batch spirits including their famous gin! It’s all produced in their hand-built copper still, Gerard. They’ve got a flavour for everyone from the bold and exotic flavours of their Watermelon Gin to their fragrant Lemongrass Gin (£33 for 70cl). We’re partial to their Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate Gin (it got me through lockdown!). It’s not too sweet and the fruity concoction combines slightly sour pomegranate, sharp grapefruit and subtle juniper for a zesty and refreshing drink – perfect for a summer evening!

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