Beachcomber Southern Sweet Gin by Beachcomber Gin – supplied by Page’s of Lyndhurst.
Made in a small craft distillery located in Lymington on the UK’s picturesque South Coast, Beachcomber Gin was first handcrafted, distilled and bottled in 2017. It’s a citrus-forward treat described as ‘Southern Sweet’ on the label, which works well in a classic G&T with a wedge of orange, although the distillery also recommends a dessert serve: pouring Beachcomber over a scoop of orange sorbet. There’s a rather handsome little crab on the label too, which is a bonus.
Beachcomber Gin was founded in May 2017 by Kaz who is also the distiller. Beachcomber is a small craft distillery located in Lymington on the UK’s picturesque South Coast. It is handcrafted, distilled and bottled in small batches yielding an exclusive taste. The company’s first gin, ‘Southern Sweet Gin’ was launched in March 2018.
Kaz left her previous job with a dream and decided to have a complete change of direction and created Beachcomber Gin out of pleasure in the hope enjoying a new and interesting career and to bring pleasure to Gin and non-gin drinkers alike.
Beachcomber has a silky sweet taste which coats your mouth, it runs smoothly down the throat without leaving any afterburn. It has gentle citrus notes from a fine selection of 10 botanicals which include sweet orange peel, lemon peel, fresh lime zest and Kaffir lime leaves.
The bottle was designed personally with the beach in mind. On the front the design replicates a piece of driftwood found whilst beachcombing in Thailand. The crab is to add fun and character to the bottle. The great Beachcomber customers have kindly named him ‘Sheldon’. The bottom of the bottle is screen printed in yellow to depict the sand and if you look carefully you will see small footprints around the bottom. The bottle has no paper label so is completely recyclable and is finished off with a cork which is biodegradable.
Since trading in March 2018 Beachcomber Gin has won two awards, a silver award at the London Spirits Competition and a Silver Award at the International Wines and Spirits Awards. We have also reached the finals in The New Forest Marque Brilliance in Business Awards. This year Beachcomber Gin will have a page featured in The Rolls Royce and Bentley Owners Club 2020 Strive for Perfection book and 43,000 copies will be distributed around the world.