Raise a toast with our top favourite tipples, all available locally
Mother’s ruin: our three favourite gins
Kyrö Pink Gin
For something a little different, look no further than Kyrö Pink Gin, a delicious tipple made in Finland. This cool Nordic distillery makes its spirits from 100% Finnish rye, and this special edition is infused with red berries and rhubarb from local forests and gardens.
Pink Gin, £32, Kyrö available at Harrods; 87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL
You can enjoy a sip of this fragrant gin – created exclusively for the Natural History Museum by Yorkshire-based Cooper King Distillery – with a clear conscience. That’s because Discovery Gin is probably the most sustainable spirit you can buy. England’s first carbon-negative gin, the beverage comprises 11 botanicals, including locally grown lavender, which is decanted into a bottle made from 55% recycled glass and card with FSC-certified paper and a home-compostable seal. The labelling and bottling process is all done using renewable energy, and £1 from every bottle sold is donated to the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, a small charity that supports rural communities.
Discovery Gin, £39, Cooper King available at the Natural History Museum; Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD
Eight Lands Organic Speyside Gin
Speaking of sustainability, the newly launched Eight Lands Organic Speyside Gin gift set also ticks many a virtuous box. This award-winning spirit is made with organic Scottish spring water on a family-owned estate. Naturally vegan, gluten and additive-free, the drink is a true London Dry gin flavoured with punchy juniper, cowberry and sorrel sourced from the estate. This elegant new gift box would make a lovely gesture, presented in a minimalist gift box with two stemless Riedel glasses.
Organic Speyside Gin, £69, Eight Lands available at Harvey Nichols; 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ