One of Leicester' s best fine dining restaurants is launching a crowdfunding campaign to produce its very own luxurious gin.
North42 Rhubarb and Blood Orange Gin was inspired by the passion of its creators. Sally & Joanna run North Bar & Kitchen where their ambition has always been to offer the best range of gins in Leicester. Now they are using their knowledge and expertise to creating a unique flavour pairing that will arouse the senses. They are one of only a handful of restaurants in the world to have ever taken the bold move to design and distill their own gin.
North42 is a unique craft gin developed and distilled in Leicestershire. Just 1000 bottles of this exclusive spirit will be made as a result of the crowdfunding campaign, which hopes to raise £10,000. The inspiration for the fruity gin came from the bar’s best-selling cocktail creation, the Rhubarb Tumble. This cocktail combines rhubarb gin with an orange liqueur to create a refreshing treat.
Co-owner Sally Davis said: “The number 42 has followed us. We opened our restaurant on 04/02 in 2015. Our address is 42 Hinckley Road. So we thought, why fight it? After all, 42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything!
“Ever since we opened, North Bar and Kitchen has stocked a continuously updated range of premium gins. We have dreamed of our own creation being number 42 to complete the collection and to become our house gin. Now we are making that dream a reality.”
In the new gin, aromatic blood orange and the punchy tartness of the best English rhubarb combine to create an interplay of perfumed fruit flavours, underpinned by a carefully curated blend of botanicals. The robust 42% alcohol gives a delicious structure to each sip.
The crowdfunding campaign is accessible here. It will open on 14/02/19 and stay open for 4 weeks. Purchase a pledge and get a reward – from the coveted Bottle #1 of North42 gin, to exclusive North42 branded hampers with the gin and matching glasses. One of the most unique rewards for gin lovers looking to support the campaign will be a table at the exclusive Gin Pairing Evening, where guests will enjoy a carefully curated 5 course dinner paired with gins – including North42.