The English Drinks Company, an independent UK producer, has launched new Cucumber Gin – a smooth aromatic gin with a subtle cucumber infusion.

Hand-crafted and copper-distilled, premium Cucumber Gin is made from 100% British grain. Available in 70cl bottles (rrp £35), the 40% abv product is being launched into both the on-trade and take home markets and will debut at a series of trade and consumer shows over the coming months.

The premium dry gin offers crisp cucumber scents combined with an aromatic juniper base to deliver a contemporary drink with a unique taste.

Graham Carr-Smith, founder of The English Drinks Company, says: “We set out to deliver an authentic cucumber gin rather than merely a gin flavoured with cucumber. Cucumber Gin is a premium product with a delicate yet pronounced flavour.

“We use only premium ingredients and employ a traditional method of infusion using copper pots. We’re uncompromising in our approach, which is something we know that our discerning target market will appreciate.

“Our aim was to offer a twist on traditional gin and create a product that was all about the cucumber. Cucumber Gin has achieved our objective: it delivers on flavour and is perfect when enjoyed neat over ice or in a delectable G&T.

“To have received such high accolade from the IWSC so soon after the product was developed is praise indeed for Cucumber Gin and a real seal of expert approval. Cucumber Gin is the only spirit we produce and we’re determined to make it a success with trade stockists and consumers alike.”