Raise a Glass to Rhubarb Season

A North Yorkshire drinks company is to launch a new liqueur this weekend to celebrate the Yorkshire forced rhubarb season getting underway.

Raisthorpe RhubarbRaisthorpe Manor Fine Foods, based at Wharram near Malton, will debut their new Rhubarb Gin Liqueur, as part of their stand at this year’s Wakefield Rhubard Festival.

Handmade using traditional methods and locally grown rhubarb, the gin which is blended on site and takes 9 months to make before being filtered, polished and labelled.

Rhubarb is known to be good for the digestion amongst other things and contains lots of vitamins and minerals including calcium.  Synonymous with Yorkshire thanks to the famous ‘rhubarb triangle’, the move into rhubarb gin was the obvious option for the artisan producer.

Julia Medforth, owner of Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods:  “We are really proud of our new liqueur.  It has an intense rhubarb aroma and delicate rose colour.  It’s fantastic on its own or with tonic, but also great with ginger beer and is delicious splashed into Prosecco or Champagne.  It really is a very versatile drink but with a distinctly Yorkshire flavour”

DSC_3563Raisthorpe, who started their food and drink business in 2008 as an accompaniment to Raisthorpe Flyers, the simulated game shooting businesses, now offer a range of homemade gins and liqueurs using locally sourced produce and traditional methods.

Their products are available to buy online at www.raisthorpemanor.com or at a number of independent retailers throughout the region.