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The Savory Grape Features Highclere Castle Gin Tasting

By March 30, 2020Rhode Island, Top News

The Savory Grape in East Greenwich showcased Highclere Castle Gin on February 22. Known for its use as the iconic setting for PBS’s “Downton Abbey,” the gin was created to celebrate Highclere’s historic 5,000-acre estate and history of entertaining over the centuries. Highclere Castle Gin sources botanicals and ingredients from the castle’s herb gardens, originally planted in the ninth century by the Bishops of Winchester. The recipe uses estate-grown juniper, orange peel, lime flower, lavender and oats to create its unique, smooth taste and is crafted at England’s oldest gin distillery, Langley, under the direction of Master Distiller Natalie Wallis. The gin was launched in 2019 by the Connecticut-based entrepreneur Adam von Gootkin and Highclere Castle’s current Lord and Lady, Geordie Herbert, 8th Earl of Carnarvon, and Fiona Herbert, 8th Countess of Carnarvon. Highclere Castle Gin is distributed by Mancini Beverage – Rhode Island Distributing division.

Highclere Castle Gin honors the history of cocktails at the castle as well as its use of authentic ingredients from its gardens. The purple bottle invokes Highclere’s storied heritage, showcased for Savory Grape shoppers.

Visitors to The Savory Grape at the Highclere Castle Gin tasting station.



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