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Tipsy Fruit Cherry Gin

Distillery

Tipsy Fruit Gins Ltd., Tipsage Farm, Newnham Bridge, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, England, UK.

Website

Tipsy Fruit

History

Started a few years earlier, Tipsy Fruit Gins Ltd. was established in 2004 as a retirement project by husband and wife team Colin & Phyllis Hingston. It started out as a kitchen table enterprise using produce from their Worcestershire farm to make fruit based Gins and Vodkas. In 2004 they brought their daughter, Michele Kruger, into the business as full time Managing Director responsible for running the operation.

Today the office and administration is run from the farm but the production and bottling is carried out at nearby Kyrewood, Tenbury Wells - with four generations of the family helping out. In 2013 they produced 18,000-liters (4,750 gallons) or 36,000 bottles of Gin and Vodka infused drink.

Production

Tipsy Fruit Gins base their products on an old family recipe dating back to 1848, with produce from the farm (and the surrounding area where possible), using whole fruits rather than purees or concentrates. The fruit is left to infuse in an undisclosed Gin, with some sugar, for a minimum period of three months, before bottling.

This dark red colored Gin is presented in a tall clear rectangular bottle, with sloping shoulders and long neck. It has a large scarlet red colored rectangular label with white text.

Category

Flavored Gin - Cherry.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

20% (40 Proof).

$$$$$ - $$$$$$. Not available in the USA but is available online (subject to seasonal variations) from Hop Pocket Wine Company in the UK, for delivery within the UK only.  

Botanicals

Unknown but includes cherries.

Name

The use of the word “Tipsy” certainly describes how the fruit must feel having been immersed in the spirit, but it is also a play on the shortened name of the farm “Tipsage”.

Tasting Notes

Unfortunately we have not sampled this Gin yet so are unable to provide any detailed review. However, given the other excellent products produced by Tipsy Fruit Gins Ltd., and this is a very rarely found flavored Gin; we have high hopes for it.

According to the producers, and we have no reason to doubt them, this is: “A rich warming liqueur made using sour cherries with the stones removed to lessen the almond flavor. Best drunk neat!! Is great with mince pies at Christmas. Just lift the lid of your mince pie, pour a little in then heat it through gently. For added luxury a dob of clotted cream on top!! Makes a fantastic sauce to go with game meats.” 

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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