Conscious of environmental impact and with strong ethical values, Tinkture is a project paved by passion and the desire to make cleaner alcohol. Founder, Hannah Lamiroy’s idea was to create a pure, clean product, without the use of additives commonly used in spirits production such as sweeteners, colours, concentrates and chemicals, whilst using premium quality, organically grown ingredients.
Tinkture Rose Gin however was a product of experimentation. Described by Hannah as a “happy accident”, she explored many flavour combinations before she came across David Austin roses. David Austin and his family have been growing roses in the UK since 1961. Supplier to the royal household, his English roses are renowned for their fragrance and beauty. Using these fresh rose petals, that are then organically grown and hand picked, Hannah created a unique Gin with a beautifully fresh and fragrant rose petal flavour, warmth, depth and delicacy. Worlds apart from the confected, overly perfumed flavour that rose based products are normally associated with.
Tinkture Rose Gin is hand crafted in small batches. Using strictly fresh ingredients means the Gin can subtly differ from season to season, batch to batch, a phenomenon they embrace much like a vintage for wine. Aiming for a circular rather than linear consumption, the beautiful bottles alongside their refill pouches were designed to encourage consumers to re-use them, rather than throw them away or recycling them.
Hannah describes the Rose Gin as “A classic London Dry style gin, with one key purpose.. to let the Rose sing!”. It is extremely versatile, a brilliant twist to many classic cocktail recipes. Or simply mixed with tonic, from a deep amber colour emerges a very pretty, vibrant, light pink! They call this a Tink and Tonic and its absolutely wonderful.