Say Cheers, Downton Abbey Fans, Highclere Castle Gin Has Arrived
It's even made with botanicals from Highclere Garden.
A Downton Abbey tea party sounds like an excellent idea, but come Friday at 5:00 p.m., there's one idea that sounds even better: A Downton Abbey tipple.
That's why we were so excited to hear from the writers at Town & Country, that there's a way to get your Crawley family fix in spirits form. Fans of the show and movie can now imbibe on Highclere Castle Gin, a London dry gin destined to steal the show at your next happy hour.
So what makes this beverage so special? Created with botanicals from the grounds of Highclere Castle, the real-life Downton Abbey setting, drinkers are in for a real treat: "Highclere Castle Gin possesses a rare level of smoothness that allows it to be enjoyed on the rocks. Traditionally, it is exceptional when mixed with tonic and a lime or in a classic martini cocktail," a statement on Highclere Castle Gin's website reads. "Recovered from the Carnarvon family archives stored deep within the castle, menus and letters reference gin cocktails from the early 1900’s. Enjoyed in the 'Highclere Style' for over a century, the traditional method of indulgence involves a cocktail made with gin, tonic, a fresh orange squeeze and peel, and finished with a rosemary sprig from the garden."
A quick perusal of the brand's website also gives fans recipes for a gin and tonic "The Highclere Way," a classic martini, "the Noble," and other cocktails.
Ready to invite friends over for a festive evening? You can order a bottle of Highclere Castle Gin on The Drink Shop for around $46.48 (plus the cost of international shipping) here. To pair the drinks with something tasty, try these British-style tea recipes.
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So now that you're in withdrawal from seeing the Downton Abbey movie (twice), if you can't make it to Highclere, bring the castle to you.