Cross Keys releases Sea Buckthorn gin

Luxembourg-based Amber Beverage Group has extended its Cross Keys Gin range with the launch of a sea buckthorn-infused expression.

Bottled at 38% ABV, Cross Keys Gin Sea ​​Buckthorn has been created to honour the ‘provenance and craftsmanship’ of the Baltic states.

The gin offers a ‘contemporary twist’ on four ingredients – juniper, rosemary, chamomile and linden blossoms – which have been enhanced with sea buckthorn.

The new expression offers ‘sweetness, sourness and bitterness with a fresh sea buckthorn berry aroma layered on top’.

“Over the last few years, we have seen a significant rise in orange-coloured spirits, may they be fruity soda drinks, twists on the booming Spritz and even orange wine,” said Māris Kalniņš, global brand director of Cross Keys Gin.

“To stay true to our main priority – helping to unlock the true taste of the Baltic states – we have decided to offer a bouquet of flavours and aromas typical of this region, as well as promote this unique and versatile berry – sea buckthorn.

“Our blackcurrant gin that we launched only last year was a great hit, so we continue to diversify our assortment of Baltic flavours. Dozens of bartenders around the globe have highly appreciated our unique take on pink gin, and we are confident that this magical golden sea buckthorn berry will bring us great results.”

The limited edition Cross Keys Gin Sea ​​Buckthorn comes in a orange clay bottle and is priced at £24 (US$32). The original Cross Keys Gin launched in July 2018.

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