Yorkshire Gin company have created a Chocolate & Orange gin that is perfect for the Christmas period! Halloween is over, and it’s time to set our sights on everyone’s favourite time of year. Get your radio tuned to Hearts Xmas radio station, and pour yourself a lovely gin that tastes just like Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
York Gin has created a full-strength chocolate & orange gin in the city where Terry’s Chocolate Orange was made. Created back in 1932 on the cobbled streets of York, York Gin’s motto is ‘history in the tasting.’ And, they’ve got all the history of Yorkshire in this classic hat tilt to the nation’s favourite chocolate.
The cocoa ingredients are sourced from local York chocolatiers the York Chocolate Story, so you are getting a real taste of Yorkshire from this festive gin.
Harry Cooke said: ‘We take inspiration from our ancient city’s incredible past.
‘Our range already includes gins inspired by the Romans, Guy Fawkes and the city’s ghosts (York is Europe’s most haunted city). We’re delighted to have created a gin that pays homage to a major part of the city’s chocolate traditions.’
Harry added: ‘We’ve had to alter our distilling technique for this gin. For the orange flavour, we add whole oranges into the mix of botanicals. The alcohol is heated up and the vapour is infused by all these botanicals. But we added the cocoa nibs into the alcohol itself in a technique called maceration. This brings out the chocolate flavour much more successfully than putting the nibs in the basket along with the other botanicals.
‘The result is rich and luxurious chocolate with distinct but more subtle zesty orange notes. These combine with the perfect blend of nine original botanicals that win our gins gold medals in international competitions.’
You can get the new Chocolate & Orange gin online here for just £39.00 for a 70cl bottle.