The team at The Shropshire Distillery work very hard! They are constantly coming up with new amazing recipes for us to try.
Their latest release is out now – and it’s an exciting one for Shropshire. They’ve teamed up with Olympic Gold Medallist and the world number one event rider, Oliver Townend MBE, to create a new gin.
The new dry gin is named after one Oliver’s most notable horses, Carousel Quest. 20% of profits from the new release will be donated to Midlands Air Ambulance and the Dogs Trust.
Oliver Townend has won multiple medals from international championships, most recently a team gold from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Quest enjoyed years of success with Oliver and when the time came for his retirement, he lived out his days in the field bridging Oliver’s farm and The Shropshire Distillery.
Husband-and-wife team, Emma and Gareth Glynn from The Shropshire Distillery, formed a friendship with Oliver and began crafting the gin together.
Oliver Townend said, "This is a true artisan gin, handcrafted to celebrate one of the most extraordinary horses I have ever met. Carousel Quest won the Burghley Horse Trials whilst in training with me just down the road from the distillery.
“I’ve picked two charities close to my heart to support, and hope we raise lots of money for them both. With this gin I toast Carousel Quest - and invite you to toast your hero too."
Emma Glynn adds, “We’re really excited to be collaborating with such a sporting legend, neighbour and friend. We’ve created a juniper-led premium dry gin which incorporates citrus notes from lemon balm and lemon peel atop a liquorice and cassia warmth with a light fresh sweet orange undertone.
“The Carousel Quest Gin is best served with lemon wheel, premium tonic, and good company. We hope you enjoy this hero worthy gin!”
To purchase the Carousel Quest Gin click here.
And that’s not all!
The distillery also has a seasonal release out – their limited-edition Apple & Honey Gin. It’s distilled with crisp apples from their fields and local honey adds a delicate sweetness, combined with subtle floral notes of rose and hibiscus. It’s a juniper-led, warm, fresh embodiment of spring.
Best served with a fresh apple slice, light premium tonic and good company!
Visit www.theshropshiredistillery.co.uk to find out more.