Gin is a drink that the public can’t seem to get enough of, getting seemingly more and more popular. Especially in the South, there’s nothing we love more than reasserting our sense of sophistication with a G & T. That’s probably why when Brighton Gin hit the shelves three years ago it turned out to be such a huge success, a gin that was Brighton’s own, a place we’re proud to call home.
On the 11th of December, Brighton Gin celebrated it’s 3rd birthday with Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Mo Marsh popping in to lend a hand and toast the local success story at the end of an outstanding year. A year which has seen the small batch stuff pick up numerous awards including the UK’s best gin as voted in the 2017 People’s Drinks Awards.
With Christmas on its way, the spirit of Brighton is already up by 38% from last year as people grab the perfect present for gin lovers. Distilled beside the seaside, Brighton Gin is made from 100% organic grain spirit, juniper, fresh orange and lime peel, locally-grown coriander seed, and milk thistle. Each bottle is filled, labelled and wax sealed by hand, the distinctive blue/green colour being that of Brighton’s famous seafront railings. It is also the only gin served in both the British Airways i360 tower on Brighton’s seafront and the Brighton Dome concert hall. You can’t really get more authentic than that!
MD/distiller and well-known broadcaster, Kathy Caton said:
‘We’re just about keeping up with the demand for orders which have brilliantly far exceeded our expectations this year. It’s been quite a journey from selling 100 bottles in our first week this time three years ago to almost 1,000 bottles this week alone, and having Brighton Gin rock, bags, notebooks now available through our new website shop. Mo’s efforts were hugely welcome and we’d also like to say a massive thanks to all the Brightonians who have supported us over the past three years”.
With the spirit being such a success, it’s no wonder the Mayor of the city came down to celebrate with the team. The drink will no doubt continue to thrive, proving what this city can do with a bit of team work and a love for Brighton… and gin.
Full details can be found at www.brightongin.com