Food & Drink

Mayor helps Brighton Gin celebrate third birthday

Besi Besemar December 16, 2017

The small team at Brighton Gin took a break from distilling in the busy Christmas run up to welcome the Mayor of Brighton and Hove and celebrate the award-winning spirits third birthday.

Photo by Liz Finlayson
Photo by Liz Finlayson

Cllr Mo Marsh popped in to lend a hand and toast the local success story at the end of a stellar year which has seen small batch, super-premium Brighton Gin, founded at the end of 2014 by five gin-loving Brightonians, pick up numerous awards including the UK’s best gin as voted in the 2017 People’s Drinks Awards.

MD/distiller and broadcaster, Kathy Caton said: “We’re just about keeping up with the demand for orders which have brilliantly far exceeded our expectations this year. It’s been quite a journey from selling 100 bottles in our first week this time three years ago to almost 1,000 bottles this week alone, and having Brighton Gin rock, bags, notebooks now available through our new website shop. Mo’s efforts were hugely welcome and we’d also like to say a massive thanks to all the Brightonians who have supported us over the past three years.”

Distilled beside the seaside, Brighton Gin is made from 100% organic grain spirit, juniper, fresh orange and lime peel, locally-grown coriander seed, and milk thistle. Each bottle is filled, labelled and wax sealed by hand, the distinctive blue/green colour being that of Brighton’s famous seafront railings.