I mention Warner Edwards quite often when I talk about gin, in particular my love for their Victoria Rhubarb Gin (see my summer serves for the perfect one) but I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned that Warner Edwards was my first gin love. I saw a Tom Warner and his wife Tina Warner-Keogh on a TV show (I can’t remember what it was) but they were at a trade fair talking about their brand and distilling the gin in the farm, co-incidentally the same week my boss told me to try Rhubarb gin in prosecco and whilst I’d always declare myself to be an avid gin hater I decided to give it a try. Roll on 18 months and there is permanently a bottle behind the bar. So, when they said they’d tweaked their Elderflower recipe I had to try some. The elderflower is harvester on their farm collecting over 200kg this year and I believe 300 elderflower heads now go into every bottle. This is a flavoured, fragrant gin that is on the sweeter side and is refreshing to taste but I wouldn’t describe it as floral. It’s a summer beverage and whilst you can taste the elderflower easily it doesn’t lose that classic gin taste. It’s easy to grab a bottle in M&S so I’d suggest picking on up, oh and if you’re feeling adventurous add a sprinkling to a glass of Prosecco or Champagne. Yum!
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