Posted: 13/11/2017

Poetic License launches range of gin liqueurs

Poetic LicenseSunderland-based distillery Poetic License has launched four gin liqueurs inspired by popular flavours made from its Old Tom and Northern Dry gins.

The flavours include: blackcurrant & ginger, St. Clements, Sarsaparilla, and baked apple & salted caramel.

St. Clements is a blend of orange, pepper and lemon, while the distillery says its Sarsaparilla offers a grown-up version on the soda-drink with a slight note of aniseed against the sweetness from liquorice root and vanilla which complements Old Tom.

“Our blackcurrant based liqueur I would almost liken to a boozy Ribena,” said owner Mark Hird. “Our baked apple iteration is reminiscent of apple strudels with an added dollop of the syrupy sweetness.”

He added: “They drink well with tonic, or simply over ice and make a delightful aperitif. Champagne or Prosecco also works well.”

“As liqueurs, they are quite a bit lower in alcohol than the usual gin strength of 37.5% and above and they are also sweeter,” said distiller Luke Smith.

The liqueurs join Poetic License’s core range of Northern Dry Gin (43.2% ABV), Old Tom Gin (41.6% ABV) and Graceful Vodka (40.4%), and are available in 50cl bottles, trade price £12.75 (RRP £19.95).

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