Italian brand Erbe has launched its inaugural gin, made with 14 botanicals including lime and sage.The sage used to make Erbe Gin – Lime & Sage was sourced from Piedmont and lime was retrieved from Sicily. The new expression is also made with pure spring water from the Italian Alps. Founder and CEO Gerbe Suttels said: “Although still young, I have had a great passion for drinks and hospitality for a long time. Now, I find myself working alongside my parents at our Italian restaurant, embracing the roles of manager and bartender. "Combining my love for Italy and mixology, I created a gin called ‘Erbe’. By blending my name Gerbe with the Italian word for herbs, this gin captures the very essence of the country I adore. "With a careful selection of Italian botanicals, each sip becomes an homage to the picturesque landscapes, remarkable wines, and culinary treasures that make Italy extraordinary. "My goal? Making people feel special and happy through the drinks I create and crafting an unforgettable experience that celebrates the flavours of Italy.” The 40% ABV gin, which was awarded a Gold medal at The Spirits Business' Global Gin Masters 2023, can be purchased from erbe-gin.com for RRP €47 (US$53) per 500ml bottle. The custom-made bottles are hand-numbered.