Lovers of all things gin will be reveling in the news that Tesco have just released a new blackberry gin. But Halloween fans will be excited to learn that according to legend, it could be cursed.
Created by Wildcat Gin, the flavoured spirit celebrates the tale that during one autumn, the devil cursed a bramble bush after falling onto its sharp thorns. The legend goes that no-one should consume brambles after the 29th September.
A Spooky Spirit
Named the ‘Wildcat Bramble’, the aim behind the sweet spirit is to break the curse with their unique product. Based in Glasgow, the gin connoisseurs mixed notes of blackberry, raspberry, hedgerow fruits and cherry. The burst of berries is ideal in cocktails or with a simple tonic, but for a fizzy alternative, paring prosecco with the forbidden fruit drink is the perfect bubbly beverage.
Brand manager at Wildcat Gin, Kenny Nicolson said: “What better way to break an ancient curse than to drink a delicious gin cocktail? Wildcat Bramble is the perfect choice for anyone looking to explore a different side of gin.”
Wildcat Gin takes inspiration from a certain Captain Dudley Bradstreet, an Irish man who set up a secret gin bar during the 18th Century. His customers only knew of the bar as he placed a black cat sign in his window.
Having launched on September 29th, the very anniversary of the famous bramble bush tale, the company ask people nationwide to join them in breaking the curse.
Perfect in time for Halloween, and dubbed the ‘darker, thornier sister’ of the original gin of the night ‘Wildcat’, the spirit has a 37.5% abv. Ideal for after-dark occasions and events, the gin holds some mystery and excitement in its flavours.
Priced at £26 in Tesco for a 70cl bottle, it’s worth investing in the fruity soon-to-be favourite. Cheers!
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