North East Distillery Launch New Winter Gin

Poetic License Independent Small Batch Distillery have introduced a new seasonal spirit to their range.

Fireside Gin is the distillery’s limited edition gin available for autumn/ winter. It is their second seasonal and comes following the success of their first – a Picnic Gin, a strawberries and cream flavoured gin which was available throughout the summer of 2016. Much like its summer sibling, this gin takes inspiration from the season.

It has flavours of mulled winter fruit – clementine, cranberries and the mulling spice blend of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg – which produce a warming flavour reminiscent of much-loved festive treats. It’s perfect for the darker nights and is best enjoyed while cosying up around glowing amber warmth of the fireplace, as the name suggests.

“We like to set a scene with our seasonal creations” Luke Smith, Distiller for Poetic License, commented. “With Picnic Gin, imagine sitting on a checkered blanket in the park with friends whilst the sun’s shining. However, with Fireside Gin, this one’s definitely for huddling around the fire with – it’s certain to warm those cockles throughout the colder months.”

Poetic License are small batch distillery based in the North East. They make their award-winning spirits on 500L still, Gracie, which is based in a bar of the same name. They have 3 core products, Northern Dry Gin at 43.2%, Old Tom Gin at 41.6% and Graceful Vodka at 40.4%. The Northern Dry Gin is a regional twist on the usual name and has a big kick of juniper as well as some more contemporary additions such as green cardamom and Persian lime for powerful floral and citrus flavours. In contrast, the Old Tom Gin is aged with oak and is sweeter instyle; this is achieved entirely with botanicals such as hibiscus and rose which also impart colour to give the spirit a rose-gold tinge. Their Graceful Vodka is distilled 7 times for purity and gained its name from its glorious smoothness.

However, not satisfied with their core and seasonal ranges, Poetic License Distillery aim to begin producing more limited edition runs which they are calling ‘The Rarities’ early next year. These will be one batch distillations, each creating around 400 bottles, and when they’re gone, they really are gone.

“We love experimenting with flavours and The Rarities provide an outlet for that creativity,” Luke explains. “I can’t say too much about them, but expect the first in early Spring 2017 and keep your eyes on our social media as you’ll find out there first.”

Fireside Gin is available to buy online now, as are the rest of Poetic License products, at

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