Pinkster Gin - 70cl - 37.5% ABV
Pinkster Gin was created in 2013 by Stephen Marsh, when he decided to approach Charles Maxwell to collaborate on another gin to add to the impressive portfolio at Thames Distillers. This time, the gin would be made using raspberries as its signature botanical with juniper of course still being very present. Stephen Marsh, a North Hertfordshire based entrepreneur, PR maverick and good egg was backed by a private equity firm to launch the brand after seeing a gap in the market for an infused gin and after plenty egging on by friends and family.
Pinkster Gin -
To taste, Pinkster’s Gin has a sweet profile, with juniper and coriander underlying a jammy raspberry note not to dissimilar of a coulis on a cheesecake. (Mmmm gin and cake… Now your talking). There’s a peppery finish to the gin that pulls it back from being overtly sickly and for fans of sweeter gins, this is a cut above Brockman’s Gin. Its red berry sweetness is more subtle in comparison to Brockman’s and is all the better for it, and the overall impression is of a gin that has a raspberry twist rather than a raspberry gin.