Fortnum & Mason Gets Ready for World Gin Day With 2 New Gins
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Fortnum & Mason Gets Ready for World Gin Day With 2 New Tipples

A pretty pink and classic dry gin join Fortnum & Mason’s in-house spirit range. (Photo: Fortnum & Mason)

Upscale London department store Fortnum & Mason has unveiled a new range of gins just in time for the upcoming World Gin Day on June 10, per Good Housekeeping.

The range, Amalthea, is named after a mythical goat creature that symbolizes abundance and features two expressions: Dry and Pink. The spirits are produced at Fortnum & Mason’s in-house distillery located in Piccadilly.

Bottled at 43% ABV, Fortnum’s Amalthea Pink Gin features a British apple spirit base and Earl Grey tea. The blush-hued spirit offers a blend of rhubarb, rose, juniper, licorice, cardamom and grapefruit.

According to the brand, its pink gin is best served in classic gin cocktails such as a Negroni, gin and tonic and dry martini.

Another 43%-ABV spirit, Fortnum’s Amalthea Dry Gin is again produced with the brand’s British apple spirit as a base. The dry gin offers a citrus aroma, alongside tasting notes from juniper, sweet licorice, black tea and peppery cassia. Also joining the mix are Earl Grey tea and marmalade.

Fortnum & Mason suggests serving its dry gin with Indian tonic water over ice, garnished with an orange slice.

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Both gins come in 500 ml and 200 ml formats and can be purchased online from £15.50 ($19.28) to £35.00 ($43.55).

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Candie Getgen is the managing editor for Gin Raiders. Before immersing herself in the world of spirits journalism, Candie has been many things: a bartender, a literary journal editor, an English teacher — and even a poet. Now, Candie shares her passion for gin with the world and hopes to help others fall in love with it, too (if they haven't already!). When not writing, Candie enjoys sipping an extra-dry martini while painting or relaxing by the pool with a campy mystery novel.