Pinkster Gin

Pinkster Gin all came about when founder Stephen realised wine and beer no longer agreed with him. A keen maker of sloe liqueurs and other concoctions, he turned his attention to spirits and started experimenting at home, mashing assorted fruits with different spirit strengths.

He wasn’t intentionally creating a pink drink, it’s just that after working his way through an entire fruit bowl, raspberry delivered the best flavour. Best of all, they recycle the raspberries, albeit slightly intoxicated, and sell them in farm shops and food halls as Boozy Berries.

Judging by our growing band of admirers, it certainly seems that people are ready for something a little unusual to tickle their taste buds. Pinkster makes a refreshingly different G&T, with our delicate flavour appealing both to seasoned gin drinkers and recent converts. Ironically, being told to quit wine was the best advice he’s ever received.

You can buy Pinkster Gin at most supermarkets or at or on Amazon.

Botanicals include Juniper, Raspberries and Black Peppercorn. The others are top secret.


What the Honest Crew say …

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Honest Verdict

It is clear that people have a strong opinion on flavoured Gins such as Pinkster. It’s like marmite, you either love or hate it.

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Our Honest Verdict … It is clear that people have a strong opinion on flavoured Gins such as Pinkster. It’s like marmite, you either love or hate it. A decent London Dry is pretty standard and expected to most Gin lovers, however many enthusiasts are starting to shift to these new contemporary cocktail style Gins.


What other experts say …

Telegraph  says … This raspberry-steeped gin is so prettily pink you almost expect it to taste sweet. The fruitiness is subtle, and those distinctively “ginny” juniper notes are in the background, making it a good one to try on people who claim to not like gin (aka, crazy people). Maker Stephen Marsh recommends serving it with tonic and mint.  Continue reading review …

Gin Foundry  says … Pinkster Gin‘s hue leads the senses but the berries are actually quite subtle on the nose, while juniper stands its ground with a hint of pepper. To taste, Pinkster Gin has a sweet profile, with juniper and coriander underlying a jammy raspberry note not too dissimilar to a coulis on a cheesecake. (Mmmm gin and cake… Now your talking). There’s a peppery finish to the gin that pulls it back from being overtly sickly and for fans of  sweeter gins, this is a cut above Brockman’s Gin. It’s red berry sweetness is more subtle in comparison to Brockman’s, and is all the better for it. The overall impression is of a gin that has a raspberry twist rather than a raspberry gin.  Continue reading review …

The Gin Guide  says … Pinkster Gin brings a refreshing and colourful twist to the market. Fruitiness and sweetness are clear on the palate and are well-balanced with the black pepper and gentle spice. This ensures that Pinkster Gin’s raspberries are not overpowering or covering the juniper at its core. Ideal for a summer gin and tonic, Pinkster also works very well in twists on classic cocktails such mojitos.  Continue reading review …

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