“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Dartmoor Whisky Distillery launches new Dartmoor Gin 1890

Dartmoor Whisky Distillery has just released its long-awaited gin, Dartmoor Gin 1890. The first gin from this distillery is made in small batches using ingredients from Dartmoor and Devon to craft a juniper-forward London Dry Gin that has its feet firmly set in the rugged Dartmoor National Park.

Greg Millar, Founder of Dartmoor Whisky Distillery said, “I created the botanical blend for this gin with my daughter Abby, inspired by our passion for local Dartmoor ingredients and summer walks in the Devon countryside to guide the taste. We knew straight away after tasting the gin that it was something special.”

Dartmoor Gin 1890 is a subtle marriage of fifteen botanicals evocative of Devon in the summertime, including rose petals, rosemary, elderflower, Dartmoor honey, lavender and hand-picked wild Dartmoor gorse blossom. Discover bursts of citrus, lemongrass, and the subtle spiciness of orris root in this fresh and elegantly balanced gin that is as unique as the landscape it is inspired by. The gin also features a touch of Dartmoor Spirit produced from the master whisky still and is cut with pure Dartmoor spring water for ultimate provenance.

Just like Dartmoor Whisky, Dartmoor Gin 1890 is crafted in an antique ex-Cognac copper still which was made in France in 1890, the still has been sandblasted and polished until the copper shone brightly again. Now fully refurbished, when you visit the distillery you can see the stunning still trickling with the finest Dartmoor Gin.

Serving suggestion: Franklin & Son’s Rosemary & Black Olive Tonic Water, garnished with a wedge of lime and a sprig of fresh rosemary for a refreshing summer tipple.

A bottle of Dartmoor Gin (70cl) retails at £42.50 and is available from www.dartmoorwhiskydistillery.co.uk and selected retail stockists.

About Dartmoor Whisky Distillery

Several years ago, a group of whisky enthusiasts traveled to Islay in the Hebrides to make whisky. After returning home, they began to wonder why there are no whisky distilleries in Devon. After years of searching for the perfect still and distillery building, Greg Millar made this dream a reality, and Dartmoor Whisky Distillery was born.

Today, Dartmoor Whisky is sold via the online shop (www.dartmoorwhiskydistillery.co.uk) and distributed throughout the UK via hundreds of stockists including spirits shops, farm shops and independent stores.