A North Yorkshire artisan spirit company has added to its award winning range of fruit liqueurs and whisky with the launch of a new flavoured gin.
Ripon based The Little Red Berry Company has built on the success of its 2015 sell out Elderflower & Cucumber flavoured Gin with the addition of a Lemon and Thyme flavoured Gin that launched at the Harrogate Flower show today.
The Little Red Berry Company’s Lemon and Thyme flavoured Gin is made from a refreshing combination of London Dry Gin with organic lemon cordial from East Yorkshire’s Side Oven Bakery and an infusion of Thyme from North Yorkshire business Herbs Unlimited.
Rachel Jamieson, founder of the four year old business, said: “We wanted to create something a bit different to complement our current range of liqueurs. Liqueurs that are made in the traditional way by steeping the fruit contain quite a lot of added sugar. The new flavoured gins have less sugar and a fresh taste that makes them work very well in a Gin and Tonic style drink.
“We are always keen to create something new for our customers. We are proud to have developed a great customer base over the last few years and we want be able to offer them something new, different and exciting.
“Working with thyme was a new challenge for us as it posed different methods for production, but it lends a beautifully herby flavour that is synonymous with a quintessentially British summer garden. We’re excited about it as we believe it’s an unusual flavour combination that’s not yet locally available.”
Lemon and Thyme flavoured Gin and other products from The Little Red Berry Company, including award-winning Blackberry Whisky and Blackcurrant Vodka Liqueur, will be available at forthcoming shows including Lotherton Hall Food and Drink Festival in Aberford and Hardwick Hall Food Festival in Derbyshire.
The Little Red Berry Company will also be running a pop up gin bar at the Tour de Yorkshire event of Selby farm shop, Bert’s Barrow on 29 April.
Former events manager Rachel and her husband, Rob, used to make Raspberry Gin and Sloe Gin for friends and were inspired to start The Little Red Berry Company by their love of food and drink and a desire to build a business producing spectacular spirits from Yorkshire ingredients.
Rachel now runs the artisan company with help from Rob and a growing team who now produce approximately 18,000 bottles of liqueurs and gins in small batches by hand every year. They source the fruits and raw materials from Yorkshire producers wherever possible.