A new gin, inspired by and reflecting life under lockdown, is being released by Oxfordshire’s Sky Wave Gin, home of the World’s Best Contemporary Gin.
Sky Wave’s Master Distiller Andrew Parsons was asked by his wife Rachel to create a new gin as a birthday gift but then lockdown struck and the world was turned upside down.
Instead of delaying the new gin, Andrew tailored the new recipe to reflect the changing times.
Andrew said: “We started to notice nature as it grew and flourished through the spring and into summer, oblivious of human difficulty. Hedgerows flourished, meadows blossomed, birds sang – and we heard them.
“As we spent the time to develop our gin we drew inspiration from these changes, and from the nature all around us which many of us had never taken the time to enjoy before.”
The ‘Liberation’ name was chosen to mark the beginning of the emergence from lockdown and the desire to continue with the best of what we have learned and to leave the worst behind.
Sky Wave Liberation London Dry Gin is a smooth, soft, perfectly balanced spirit at 42%ABV, created from 9 botanicals which reflect the nature growing around us in lockdown, including raspberries and Lemon Verbena.
The new gin also reveals the new look brand refresh which will follow across the whole award-winning Sky Wave Gin range.
Sky Wave Liberation gin will be available for pre purchase from 1 July via the Sky Wave website and will be launched widely in mid July 2020.