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Burleigh's Raspberry Edition

Burleigh Raspberry Edition. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Charnwood Forest, the Burleighs Gin distillery sits bubbling away. Building the distillery from scratch in a converted cattle barn, the first bottle of Burleighs Gin was distilled in 2014 and now, 8 years on the range available is quite extensive. Like many distillers, they are inspired by what’s around them and their Signature recipe is built around unique botanicals found hidden away in the ancient Burleighs woodland. More recently, they have produced a pink raspberry edition gin. Versatile and vibrant, packed with naturally sweet raspberries and peach. Key botanicals: raspberries, peach, juniper and orange peel. On the nose, fresh summer raspberries along with piney juniper. To taste, sweet and tangy raspberry rolls over the tongue whilst crisp piney juniper sits firmly at its core. The spice come through really nicely before being softened by subtle citrus and floral peach notes. I tried this serve three ways. The recommended serve with Indian tonic was refreshing enough but didn't do much to help enhance the raspberry flavour. The second serve was with Fever tree Raspberry and Rhubarb tonic and this was incredibly delectable with lots of zingy tart flavours. The juniper still came through really well and I added broken frozen raspberries to enhance the flavour further. For the final serve, I went a bit left field and tried it with a squeeze of lime and topped with ginger beer. Similar to a Floradora. The ginger spice worked superbly well with the fruity raspberry giving it delicious crumble dessert vibes. This serve would be great for those not keen on using tonics. The bottle design is slightly different to their core range. The matte finish has been replaced with a clear bottle and stickered label with the botanicals etched on it. Overall, it's a well-rounded flavoured gin which will please the pink gin drinking market. The addition of peach gives it a different edge over its competitors with its subtle sweet floral flavour.