Updated: Nov 25, 2019
Whitby Gin - The Barghest Edition - It is a gin unlike any you have tasted, or seen, before:An omen of death, the Barghest is a mythical beast said to stalk the cobbled streets of Whitby on cold, misty nights. Just like the monstrous hound in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the Barghest takes the form of a jet black dog, the colour of which has been our inspiration for this latest edition of Whitby Gin. To reflect the pivotal moment in Bram Stoker’s novel when the dog bounds up the emblematic 199 steps to reach the Abbey, each batch of The Barghest Edition will contain just 199 bottles.
We have created a gin that celebrates Whitby’s gothic history. Developed from our international award-winning Whitby Gin, The Barghest Edition gin is laid to rest in Transylvanian Oak Casks taking on flavours of vanilla and caramel. The oak-aged gin is then gorged in 100% British blackberries and ginger to create a spirit as impressive in appearance as it is on the palate. The Barghest Edition is a deep red and once diluted, takes on a blood red hue which would surely tempt even Dracula himself. Delicious on its own, we also recommend mixing with a light tonic and slice of ginger. The distinctive flavour of our signature botanicals is complimented by the sweetness of the red fruits whilst oak ageing adds a fierce warmth.
Barghest at a glance • 100% British blackberries, ginger and a hint of Yorkshire heather honey.• Aged in Transylvanian Oak casks
• 47% ABV. •199 bottles available in each batch
•Official release date 26.10.18
•Retail price £57
At 47% ABV the Barghest is enjoyable on the rocks as well as a gin and tonic. Fill a glass with lots of chunky ice and add 150ml of Premium tonic. Then add 50ml of The Barghest Edition and watch the blood red hue deep through the ice. Garnish with a slice of ginger and blackberries.