Weston Park is raising a glass to winter with the launch of a new hand-crafted gin inspired by the flavours of the season.

The stately home, on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, has teamed up once again with local distiller Wrekin Spirit to launch its new Winter Spice Gin.

The Winter Spice Gin uses the finest botanicals that the winter season has to offer, handpicked from across the Weston Park estate.

It is flavoured with fresh botanicals including elderberries, cinnamon, hawthorn berries, and star anise.

The Winter Spice Gin follows on from the Butler’s Blend gin that Weston Park launched in July.

Martin Page, Weston Park’s Food & Beverage Manager, said: “The whole team here at Weston are extremely excited about the newest addition to the Weston Park gin family.”

Martin said Wrekin Spirit’s General Manager, Sam Moseley, had played a vital role in exploring the various flavours of winter to develop the gin.

“Sam’s experience and expertise has crafted another gin that we are all very proud of and hope our customers can enjoy throughout the colder months and the festive season.”

Wrekin Spirit was founded in 2018 on the family farm in Kynnersley, on the edge of Telford, by Isabel Mosley and her son Sam.  Each batch is hand-crafted and distilled in copper stills.

Sam has been a regular trader at Weston’s popular food and craft events and has been working with the team in the Granary Restaurant to create a winter inspired gin that draws inspiration from the kitchen gardens and winter on the Weston Park estate.

“We are delighted to have been able to use ingredients from Weston’s own gardens and 1,000 acre estate to create a gin which really reflects the character of the stately home,” said Sam.

“This is a warm, natural and flavoursome gin which I am sure will be a hit with all who try it. It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Weston Park again to create a winter edition of their much-loved gin.”

The Winter Spice gin will be launched in the Granary Restaurant at a Steak Night on Friday November 24, with guests receiving a cocktail based on the new gin on arrival.

The Winter Spice Gin will be available to purchase from the Granary Restaurant and at Weston’s Christmas Markets on Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3 and Saturday December 9 and Sunday December 10.

The new Winter Spice Gin.