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Coronation Gin launched

Warwickshire-based Shakespeare Distillery has launched a new Coronation Gin ahead of the celebrations around the coronation of King Charles III, which will take place on Saturday 6 May.

The team at the independent artisan distillery crafted a completely new dry gin, which has taken inspiration from the Gin and Dubonnet beloved by the late Queen and Queen Mother. 

The distillers combined the flavours of orange and currants with the warming spices of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, rosemary, coriander and angelica. The resulting juniper-led gin has a fruity and robust finish, which the producers feel is fit for a king. They suggest serving with Fever-tree Tonic or Fever-tree Light Indian tonic water, ice and a slice of orange.

Commenting on the celebration gin, Simon Picken, a director at Shakespeare Distillery, said: “We’re delighted to launch our special Coronation Gin in time for gin fans to enjoy a tipple whilst celebrating the King’s coronation. 

“The Coronation festivities will span three whole days in May, featuring two epic processions, a religious service, and a star-studded concert at Windsor Castle. It is well known that the late Queen and Queen Mother were both fans of Dubonnet and Gin so I hope King Charles will approve of our new addition”. 

Shakespeare Distillery has been successfully distilling gin for the last seven years on their own premises. The company began distilling their own brand of British rum on site in 2021, creating a white rum named ‘Jester’ and a spiced rum to add to their portfolio of premium, handcrafted products.

In 2022 the company expanded its business in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon and opened a brand new experiences space with a Rum School. 

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