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Tipsy Fruit
Raspberry 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 ruby red colored Gin is presented in a tall clear rectangular bottle, with sloping shoulders and long neck. It has a large dark blue colored rectangular label with white text.

Category

Flavored Gin - Raspberry.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

20% (40 Proof).

Price Range

$$$$$ - $$$$$$. 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 raspberries.

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., we have high hopes for it.

According to the producers, and we have no reason to doubt them, this has: “A rich raspberry flavor, great poured over crushed ice or mixed with a sparkling white wine. Fantastic on puddings, ice cream, fruit salad, trifle for that little something extra!”

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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