No Muddy Little Black Book would be complete without a local GIN recommendation and huzzah, we have two new ones for you, launching summer 2021: Fossil Coast Limestone and Red Bed.
Limestone, a London dry gin, is a handcrafted juniper-led 40% abv named for the Jurassic limestone which, of course you know, dates back nearly 200 million years, and is rich with fossils like the ammonites you can pick up at Seaton when out fossiling with the ankle-biters.
Red Bed is a 30% abv flavoured gin named after the South West’s Triassic Red Beds the source of some very important fossils and is infused with a combination of more than ten natural fruit, spice and citrus botanicals.
We have selflessly tested both and can confirm the Limestone to be a very pleasing quaff indeed, especially with a plain tonic and a slice of cucumber. Muddy’s gin-o-phile mate, who’s very fussy about these things, made lots of approving noises, pronounced it ‘straightforward’ and poured herself another one. Always a good sign.
Red Bed just screams ‘sundowner’, a fruity little blush number, perfect for summer garden parties. We likey.
The new brand couldn’t be more on trend (especially with Kate Winslet’s new blockbuster Ammonite) thanks to its environmentally-conscious partnership with Jurassic Trust, the charity responsible for managing the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and educating people about the coastline and how to look after it.
Loads of thought has gone into the gorgeous branding, clearly inspired by places like Lyme Regis where if you get your eye in, you can spot ammonites of the kind adorning Fossil Coast Gin’s handsome label, just lying among the stones.
Sustainability is key too, as they’ve neatly swerved the plastic bubblewrap with their neat Flexi-Hex packaging which is recyclable.
Should you need something to bribe the designated driver, there are chocolates too. Gold-wrapped drool-inducing ammonite-shaped hunks of Belgian delight, in milk, dark and white choc, which gives Toblerone a run for its money for shear heft and deliciousness.
Double gin and chocolate not enough for you? Worry not, there’s a third tipple joining the pair in autumn 2021, Kimmeridge Clay, and, this being Muddy, you can rest assured we won’t forget to tell you about it.
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