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Poetic License launches latest Rarity Gin

Poetic License Distillery has released its latest Rarity Gin — Pumpkin Spice. This is the third limited-edition gin from Poetic License for 2019 and the first from their new head distiller Ben Murphy and senior distiller Lewis Hendry.

The gin has an ABV of 46% and Poetic License claims that it is influenced by autumnal botanicals. The limited release will be on the Autumn Equinox — 23 September 2019, with preorders open now. Of the Rarity series released by Poetic License, Pumpkin Spice has the highest ABV in the range.

Ben Murphy, head distiller says: “We are using not only the classic pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice), but also pumpkin in the distillation. This gives an almost nutty sweetness to the gin, reminiscent of American pumpkin pie. We have also added some pumpkin seeds to enhance the taste of the gin, allowing a full coating of the palate.

“As this is the first rarity that Lewis and myself are producing together, we wanted to take inspiration from the autumn season, looking at a way we could evoke the sense of sight whilst tasting, we want this gin to take you on a sensory ride, evoking a sense of burnt orange and red leaves visually whilst tapping into the seasonal spices, time to sit back, relaxwith the start of darker evenings with a gin that warms and soothes you.”

Lewis Hendry, senior distiller, agrees: “We want to give someone an experience in a glass, warming,soothing but with a bit of a kick!

Mark Hird, managing director for Poetic License Distillery says: “This gin has allowed us to creatively take inspiration from the season we are moving into whilst allowing the taster to have an experience with our gin.
"Having both Ben and Lewis now in place has allowed us to think out of the box interms of offering an experiential experience, something we want to continue with the nextbatch of rarity releases."

Pumpkin Spice is available to pre-order now via the distillery online shop dispatching on the autumn equinox, 23 September 2019.


4 September 2019 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, editor