Belvoir Launches Gin Fit For A Queen

  • 11 Dec 2019
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A small-batch handcrafted gin inspired by the rich history of the Belvoir Estate has been launched by the Duchess of Rutland.

Created by a local distillery to reflect the regal history of the Castle, Belvoir Gin marries juniper, coriander and angelica with fig, vanilla and chamomile.

Emma, Duchess of Rutland, said: “We’re thrilled with the wonderful Belvoir Gin created for us. We’re also delighted to be working with a high end artisan producer just a stone’s throw from our door. They’ve done a fantastic job of taking our brief and turning it into a wonderful gin fit for royalty!”

Brentingby’s master distiller Tom Nichol and founder Bruce Midgley, have created a fine dry gin with well balanced notes from the fig and pine from the juniper and a subtle trace of vanilla on the finish, with sweetness coming from the liquorice and orange peel.

Bruce said: “Creating a gin with subtle differences and unique botanicals to represent the regal brief has been a test, but after long hours of careful consideration, a real Juniper forward crisp clean gin has arrived.”

Beautifully presented in an embellished bottle with the distinctive Castle turrets shown in silhouette through the bottle, the Belvoir Gin (priced at RRP £39.99 per bottle) will also be available in a gift box with an engraved glass.

Belvoir's gin launch at the Balloon Bar
© Belvoir Castle

Belvoir's gin launch at the Balloon Bar


Available from the Duchess’s Gallery in the estate’s artisan shopping village The Engine Yard, the Belvoir Gin will shortly be available to purchase online and from select retailers.

The Brentingby Distillery is nestled in the Leicestershire countryside and all of its gin is made and bottled in Melton Mowbray. Founded in 2018, it upholds the juniper-forward timeless tradition of gin making, putting the craft back in to distillation and ensuring the highest standards throughout.

For more information, visit www.belvoircastle.com

Find out more about Belvoir Castle here

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