Ginmeister-owned Pinkster gin has expanded its Hedgepig range of fruit gin liqueurs by adding three new flavours to the range.
The Cambridge Gage, Glorious Gooseberry, and Zesty Elderflower flavours join the existing Rampant Raspberry and Wild Bullace and Quince small-batch liqueurs.
Pinkster claims that it has released the drinks to help establish Hedgepig as the “definitive pudding gin”, and each drink is made using locally-sourced fresh fruit.
Stephen Marsh, managing director of Ginmeister said: “With three new flavours all suited to accompanying cheese and desserts, we’re busy establishing Hedgepig as the definitive pudding gin.
“All the liqueurs are macerated at our HQ outside Cambridge using fruit grown in local orchards or foraged from East Anglian hedgerows. We’ve kept sugar levels low and ABVs on the higher side.
“The proof is in the pudding, but we’re convinced it’s been well worth the effort rummaging around on our hands and knees to find the perfect ingredients.
“Whilst Pinkster will always be the flagship brand, Hedgepig allows us to indulge our passion for making gin with fresh fruit to create unusual handcrafted liqueurs.”
In a nod to the hedgerows the company sources its ingredients from, 50p from every bottle sale across the range will be donated to The British Hedgehog Preservation Society, which offers help and advice to those with sick, injured or orphaned hedgehogs.
Marsh added: “The plight of the hedgehog makes for desperate reading. In rural areas, numbers have fallen by half over the past two decades.
“These snuffly little fellows have a special place in people’s appreciation of nature and as business rooted in the countryside, we’re delighted to be supporting the fine work of the unsung heroes at the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. Every little counts.”
The 28% ABV Cambridge Gage, 27% Glorious Gooseberry and 29.8% Zesty Elderflower are available in 50cl bottles, each with a suggested retail price of £36 per bottle.
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