The British gin revolution continues to expand, with a reported 47 million bottles sold in 2017.
Now Burnley’s very own Batch Brew Premium Gin has been named Britain’s Favourite Gin, in a survey by Craft Gin Club. Batch Premium beat 200 craft gins from six continents for the accolade.
Batch, is a family-run distillery in Burnley, producing a spicy, botanical Gin with frankincense and myrrh.
Batch Premium Gin director Phil Whitwell said “We are beyond thrilled at being voted Britain’s favourite gin. We started distilling in the basement of the family home in 2015 and could never have imagined growing so quickly and being shown this much love from the British public”.
The gins were all tested in gin and tonics, an incredible 4.7 million of them, with an incredible 25,000 votes cast between January and December 2017. Votes were open to members of Craft Gin Club, an online gin subscription service that started life on Dragon’s Den in 2016.
It’s been an incredible renaissance for a once maligned liquor (the sale of ‘Mother’s Ruin’ was restricted in the 18th century). The latest gin craze, however, has been spurred on by craft distilleries, whose numbers have more than doubled over the past five years (there are now 315 distilleries in Britain).