The award-winning team behind Brighton Gin have launched a limited-edition Pride bottle to celebrate 26 years of Pride in the city. The team will have a presence at the Parade on Sat 6 August and will give profits from the bottles to the Rainbow Fund to distribute to the city’s LGBTQ community groups.
Brighton Gin was launched by five gin-loving Brightonians in December 2014 and was named by the Sunday Times as one of its top three gins of 2015 It won a gold medal at the 2016 Spirits Business Gin Masters along with two medals at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2015 and is to be the only spirit served on board the brand new British Airways i360 on Brighton’s seafront.
The handmade, small batch gin is produced by the UK’s only pair of female distillers, Kathy Caton and Helen Chesshire (winner of the Rising Star of the Year award at the 2016 International Spirits Challenge), using organic British grain. Its botanicals include juniper, the peel of fresh oranges and limes, locally-grown coriander seed and milk thistle, indigenous to the South Downs and well-known for its liver-cleansing properties. Each bottle is filled, wax-sealed and labelled by hand, the limited edition livery will be in an eye-catching pink.
Caton is also a recognised LGBTQ Campaigner who presents the award-winning Out In Brighton radio show on RadioReverb 97.2fm. “We’re absolutely delighted to bring our limited-edition Brighton Pride Gin bottle to the shelves and to mark what has to be the biggest week in Brighton’s LGBTQ calendar,” she said. “The Rainbow Fund supports many smaller community and voluntary organisations and at a time when many receive no statutory funding, and we are delighted that we will be too add to the grants they distribute.”
The limited edition Pride bottle caps a highly successful few months for local company, the Brighton Spirits Company. Brighton Gin ihas become the only gin served at Brighton’s celebrated Dome Concert Hall and the world famous Glyndebourne Festival Opera. The award winning spirit is also now stocked by Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and a range of premier wine merchants, including Yapp Bros, Tanners of Shrewsbury, fromvineyardsdirect.com and Master of Malt.
Brighton Pride Gin will be available to purchase from Twenty One Wines, Ten Green Bottles, HiSbe and Trafalgar Wines for the duration of August.