Pick of top gins available on the bar this season
We’re delighted to announce that every home game we now have a regular ‘home’ gin plus a guest ‘away gin.
After scouring the country for talent, we’ve discovered some of the best names around for you to try.
Our ‘home’ gin which has been selected to feature all season is the gold medal-winning Cuckoo, a local gin just up the road in Brindle.
It’s distilled by a lifelong Blackburn Rovers fan and is made with ingredients that are locally sourced and grown on Holmes Farm.
The away gin changes every home match and will represent the visiting team’s area.
The first away gin to feature in our line up this Saturday for Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United will be Leeds Gin.
Distilled under the watchful eye and skilful handiwork of Sara Birkinshaw who has a passion for keeping things as local as possible, she has successfully sourced the finest Yorkshire forced rhubarb and has freeze-dried it to ensure the same wonderful taste of Leeds Gin.
Cuckoo Gin is available all season. The away gin will be available every matchday in the Premier Suite and Legends Away Lounge. Pitch them against each other at Northcote at the Rovers to decide your winner!
Cuckoo Gin Tasting Notes
Cuckoo is a complex gin with a smooth mouth feel to aid those who like to sip. After a slightly sweet, piney juniper start, the flavour develops into citrus from orange, grapefruit and lemon with a lingering taste of cinnamon spice and liquorice. Dry on the finish with a peppery kick from coriander seeds.
Leeds Gin Tasting Notes
Bold and crisp, balanced by subtle notes of cinnamon and orange.
Initially clean, dry juniper joined by an emerging sweetness with a pleasant mellow bitterness that leads on to delicate anise tones and a dessert spice kick.
Mixture of the classical dry, citrus, fresh finish alongside a lingering honeyed sweetness, bolstered by the addition of Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb.