Sheringham Distillery pre-production label of their new gin.

New local gin will take you to the shores of Shirley

Unique aromas include locally-harvested wild rose, lavender, coriander and winged kelp

Believe it or not, we’re well on our way towards the end of the year, which means Christmas shopping, cooking, and working long shifts to get everything done before the clock stops.

Ah, but there’s a reward at the end of the day: sitting back and reflecting on a long year of hard work and adventures with a fine drink in your hand. And you don’t have to look too far for it either, as the Sheringham Distillery unveiled its latest hot stuff: Seaside Gin.

Yup, the Shirley-based distillery is at it again, after brewing the idea for a unique and local fine gin since July.

A gin that, no matter where you are in the world, will make you feel like you’re taking a refreshing seaside stroll by the shores of Shirley and beyond, notes Alayne MacIsaac, who helps run the Sheringham Distillery with her husband, Jason.

“We were walking along French Beach and all the wonderful wild roses were there, and we thought, this would be so great to have a gin that sort of encompasses the [local] seaside,” she said.

And the inspiration certainly paid off. The end result is a cool gin that includes wild rose, lavender, coriander, and citrus, as well as some locally-harvested winged kelp for a slight marine touch.

The distillery has two other spirit products: vodka and white whisky.

Like the gin, the spirits stand on their own as unique to the region, and indeed the world.

The vodka is smooth in texture, leaving a mysterious but light after taste of salt, while the William’s White white whisky offers bright aromas, sweet grains and a clean, yet slightly spicy flavor.

William’s White holds a particularly special place in Jason MacIsaac’s heart; it originates from his middle name, William, and that of his father, Joseph William MacIsaac.

It also pays tribute to Royal Navy Captain William Kellet, who explored and named Sheringham Point in 1846.

The current location of the Sheringham Distillery also happens to be along a famous and historic rum runners’ route which operated feverishly during the prohibition era back and forth between the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The Seaside Gin is now available in local stores such as Buffy’s and Castle beer and wine.

To learn more about the Sheringham Distillery, or if you would like to book a private tour, please visit: www.sheringhamdistillery.com.

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