Gin and football. Sometimes a partnership comes along that seems too perfect for us to be true. Last week we were lucky enough to be among the first to preview Burleighs exclusive new Leicester City gin. Using their Leicester Dry Gin the new launch comes in a Leicester City FC branded blue bottle and makes the perfect gin for any football fan, or a must have item for any gin lover.
The gin is the creation of Burleighs’ Master Distiller Jamie Baxter who confirmed the Leicester Dry “is distilled with botanicals and flavours steeped in the history of Leicestershire food and drink”. Flavours bring out a taste that’s crisp, fresh and vibrant with warming spice with a further hints of juniper, followed by nutmeg, citrus zest and herbs.
Next time you’re heading to 45 West (Burleigh’s own bar in Leicester City Centre), why not go for a Blue Lady? A Leicester spin on the White Lady cocktail with lemon juice and egg white. After sampling a few of these at the launch event they come highly recommended.
Bottles of Leicester City gin are priced at £35 and are available from 45 West from Wednesday 22 March. The bottles will be available in the City Fan Store and online from Friday 24 March (just in time for Mother’s Day).
A wonderful local partnership between 2 of Leicester’s finest.
For more information on Burleighs please visit www.burleighsgin.com.