There is really no excuse to not throw that party now…
With gin becoming increasingly popular over recent years, I don’t think there are many flavours or weird combinations I haven’t tried. Having said that, I actually haven’t tried blackberry flavoured gin before, but I imagine it tastes utterly divine, in fact, my mouth is watering thinking about the fruitiness of it.
Luckily for us gin lovers, the new blackberry flavoured Beefeater gin promises to taste delightful with hints of juniper and citrus, including a “long, rich finish”. Wow… can you imagine how good it would taste in a big gin glass, filled with ice and ripe blackberries? I’d probably sprinkle a few blueberries in there too just to treat myself even more… 10/10 perfection.
You can get your hands on the good stuff at your local Tesco, or online for just £18.99 for a 700ml bottle. I don’t know about you but that sounds like a great deal to me considering Beefeaters standard dry gin is £14 for 700ml.
If you’re looking to stock up before Christmas, the supermarket is also offering Beefeater gin in strawberry and blood orange flavours. Having said that, blood orange sounds perfect for Halloween too!
Unfortunately, the gin will only be around for a year, but at least that gives you plenty of time to have a try. However, unlike other gin liqueurs that only contain 20 percent alcohol, this blackberry gin contains 37.5 percent, so pace yourself when giving it a go.
This comes after B&M have started selling Manchester’s well loved brand of gin ‘Zymurgorium’ in new flavours, after their Sweet Violet Gin went down a treat with customers earlier in the year.
That’s an aesthetically pleasing bottle if ever I saw one. How fancy!
If you haven’t been to Aldi in a while, you’ve probably missed out on their release of Marshmallow Unicorn Gin and Tutti Fruitti Gin. The marshmallow one is my favourite and at just £9.99 a 50cl bottle, and is perfect for those with a sweet tooth as it tastes of candyfloss and marshmallows. Mmmm.
If Tutti Fruitti is sounding more your thing, they have that too, made up of “all the citrus fruit, lemon, lime, ruby grapefruit, vanilla and passionfruit” according to Simon Wood, after the gin was inspired by his famous Tutti Fruitti dessert. Amazing!
And if Asda is your closest supermarket, why not head over and check out their new Parma Violet, Lemon Sherbet and Pear Drop flavoured gins?
Each 70cl bottle will set you back a fairly modest £18, and comes in at a far less modest 40 percent AVB. Pretty strong. Nice. I’d highly recommend the pear drop one to anyone who loves the tasty sweets!
I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a bottle of Beefeaters Blackberry gin because honestly, it sounds incredible.
Images via Beefeater/Aldi/Zymurgorium/Asda
Sophie Watson is a 19-year-old university student, who is best known for her charming humour and always being right. Though she has dreams of becoming a bestselling author of a book she’ll probably never write, it was clear being a journalist was the easier option. When not writing for The Hook, Sophie spends her time thinking about pretty roses, long walks on the beach and every other romantic cliché.Follow