Nelson’s Gin launches Valentine’s day bottling

Staffordshire-based gin brand Nelson’s has created a limited edition Valentine’s Day gin, which adds rose and raspberry to its key botanicals.

Nelson’s Valentine’s Gin is bottled at 41% abv, and alongside traditional botanicals such as juniper has been distilled with rose petals and raspberries. Just 500 bottles of the new gin have been created, each priced at £40 (US$52) per 70cl. Master distiller Neil Harrison described the gin as "a beautiful blend of floral notes from the rose and fruity, sweet aroma from the raspberry – but not too sweet”. The gin is now available to purchase through the distillery's online store, both on its own and in a number of gift package options, which include branded glassware. Nelson's Gin range also includes a London dry, navy strength and rhubarb and custard-flavoured gin. Last year, the Staffordshire-based brand launched the “first gin of its kind” to use timur pepper from Nepal as a key botanical.