The Demeter is back

May 17, 2021 2 min read

The Demeter is back

Our Demeter Editiom has docked.

Whitby Gin The Demeter Edition

42% ABV


Juniper, plum, heather tip, pepper dulse, coriander, angelica root, liquorice root, cassia bark, orris root, lemon, orange, rosehip, hibiscus, cardamom, elderflower, pink pepper and vanilla.

Tasting Notes:

This gin is rich, heady and juniper-forward, with a slight bite. It’s fragrant on the nose, led by the heather tip, rosehip and elderflower. On the palate, sweet notes of plum and vanilla are followed by a kick of pepper dulse, with its powerful, coastal flavours which fade into a pleasantly spiced finish.

The Background :

Whitby Gin The Demeter Edition is a tribute to the vessel which is said to have brought Dracula to the shore of Whitby in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula. Many years ago Whitby was hit by a sudden storm. Roaring waves, thunderous wind and monstrous lightning stuck the coastline. As the sea fog rolled into the harbour The Demeter crashed on to thes shore. From the vessel, a black dog leapt ashore and ran up the 199 steps to the Abbey above, before disappearing into the darkness of the moorlands.

According to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this is how Count Dracula, under the guise of a beast, first set foot on British soil.

It is this story that has brought about the creation of The Demeter Edition.


Botanical Background:

To complement the flavours of heather, we added a mixture of dried and fresh black plums to our botanical blend. The depth of fruity flavours from the plums are also a favourite food amongst bats – one of the many animals into which Dracula could transform. Plus, these autumnal fruits are said to grow in abundance around Bran Castle, which served as the inspiration for Dracula’s castle in the novel.

The rich umami flavour of pepper dulse, sometimes called the truffle of the sea, offers a fascinating and delicious contrast to the subtle sweetness of plum. This type of seaweed really captures the scent of the waves crashing against the piers of Whitby.