If there’s one brand that’s really delighted us with their experimental gin, it’s Poetic License. Fresh from bamboozling us with Espresso Gin, the distillery have announced a new addition to their Rarities collection and wow, does it look hot.
We mean quite literally, most definitely hot. This gin includes sweet bell pepper and naga chilli to create a savoury gin that looks simply gin-credible.
Ok, so before you set yourself ablaze with sheer excitement, it appears the gin isn’t quite the pepper challenge you imagine. Poetic License have assured us that you won’t need a water supply on standby:
“This gin will blow your socks off with flavour, but not with heat. It is milder than you may expect from such potent chillies.”
The distillery promises a smoky and sweet drinking experience. Bell peppers often give a savoury dish a sweet undertone, while the chilli brings a gentle heat to proceedings.
Rather than a full-blown heat explosion, you can expect a a velvety mouthfeel with a gentle tingle at the back of the palate.
What’s interesting for fans of challenge, however, is the longer you leave it the more tingly it gets.
The gin should leave a lingering warmth full of fruity pepper flavour and a very subtle smokiness from earthy chillies.
The idea, we imagine, is a drink that matches heat content with flavour. Rather than numbing the roof of your mouth, this gin looks to preserve a balance of flavour with just a bit of warmth.
The result should be unique and delicious gin we simply can’t wait to try.
You can pre-order the gin now over on the Poetic License website for £34.95.
Delivery is expected from 19 March so don’t delay in getting your limited edition gin now. A one-off creation, you might not get another chance to experience this creative flavour fusion.