Bedale based Masons Yorkshire Gin have collaborated with That Boutique-y Gin Company to create Smouldering Heights, and exciting aromatic gin.
The gin features a blend of traditional gin botanicals as well as a selection of smokey ingredients, including beech-smoked and peat-smoked malt, heather and Szechuan pepper.
When the idea for the gin first came about the smoky flavour and fire-y label was inspired by the annual act of heather burning on the Yorkshire Moors, which happens every year to encourage new growth.
However, the theme took on a new significance a few weeks ago when a devastating fire took hold at the Masons Distillery. Whilst nobody was hurt in the blaze and production at Mason’s has resumed, the team did decide to pause the launch of Smouldering Heights.
Commenting on the launch, Owner Karl Mason says: “This is a liquid created at Masons Yorkshire Gin distillery prior to the fire, that represents our local heritage and traditions. Even the label design, complete with flame-thrower, was conceived before the fire which could be seen as a little spooky! Now the gin, and the design, just so happens to also represent the way we’ve managed to overcome the disaster we’ve had thrown our way.”
Mason continued; “We’re excited for this gin to get out into the world to celebrate our recovery from the fire and looking forward to feedback from our loyal Masons drinkers and some new Boutique-y fans.”