Harrogate Tipple, the independent craft distillery based in North Yorkshire will be producing a new spirits range inspired by television series Downton Abbey and the upcoming film
Part owned by renowned master distiller Tom Nichol, the new officially licensed spirits range will include the official Downton Abbey gin (43% abv) and whisky (40% abv) and will be produced in limited batches for sale in the UK and North America ahead of the forthcoming motion picture premiere this month.
Nichol, who has created globally famous drinks recipes including Tanqueray Ten, has developed the gin and scotch whisky at the distillery which is located between the towns of Ripon, York and Harrogate, home to the fictional Downton Abbey Estate.
Steven Green of Harrogate Tipple said: “We’re excited to bring Downton Abbey to life for fans of the series with a range of authentic, high quality spirits that evokes the flavours and style of the show’s post-Edwardian era,”
“We are the only distillery in the fictional Downton Abbey region, and we also have an ethos of super-local provenance and a ‘quality first’ approach to distilling that Tom’s half a century of experience brings to all our products.”
“We’ve already secured stockists that will see the products available shortly in US major markets. The products are being hand distilled in small batches and bottled here in Yorkshire, with Yorkshire spring water and botanicals, and that makes this a really authentic Downton Abbey range,”
Harrogate Tipple obtains many of its botanicals from the gardens and Victorian hothouse of the 750-year old Ripley Castle Estate where the craft spirits distillery is based, which already produces the Harrogate Gin and Harrogate Rum range of small batch, hand crafted spirits.
Using botanicals and ingredients hand-selected to evoke the era of Downton, the premium gin with ginger, lime and rose water has been small batch distilled for export globally. Both the premium whisky and gin are made using Harrogate Spring Water, renowned for its quality and served in venues around the world.
Limited batches are currently being produced in 700ml and 750ml bottles for the UK and US markets, where leading New York importer MHW has been appointed as importer to secure stockists in the USA ahead of the movie launch.
For more information visit www.harrogatetipple.com