Warner Edwards, one of Britain’s top craft gins, is up-rooting its distillery from its usual home, Falls Farm in Northamptonshire, to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show later this month. A first for the show, visitors will have the chance to experience what makes its exquisite gins so special: farm-made, hand-finished, steeped in provenance they will be distilled and served on site for the first time.
Tom Warner, founder of Warner Edwards, says: “All of us at Falls Farm are super excited to be coming down to the Chelsea Flower Show. We will be bringing with us our smaller still, ‘Satisfaction’, who unlike her bigger sister ‘Curiosity’, is portable, which allows us to get out and about and show people the craft of distilling gin.”
Warner Edwards, which is best known for its wide range of authentic flavoured gins, uses water from the spring that runs through Falls Farm, grain spirit and other home-grown ingredients to create the unique taste intrinsic to its premium, silky artisan spirits. The entire family of the brand’s gins will be available at the show, including the hugely successful Victoria’s Rhubarb and Harrington Elderflower flavours.
‘Satisfaction’ will be situated in the Jardin Blanc hospitality area, where Warner Edwards’ Head Distiller, Jeremy Stephens, will distil an original botanical gin from a recipe he created especially for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This recipe has been built using ingredients from the Botanical garden and hedgerows of Falls Farm alongside some of the aromatic delights grown in the Jardin Blanc, chef Raymond Blanc’s pop up garden.
The exclusive Jardin Blanc gin, contained within a 20cl bottle and measuring at a strength of 43% volume, will be available to taste and purchase only within the private Jardin Blanc area of the show, retailing at just £18. In addition, all show visitors will be given the chance to experience a little piece of the English countryside in the fun Warner Edwards Farm Bar, located in South Ranleigh Way, where the team will serve refreshingly fragrant and smooth gin and tonics.
Warner says: “It’s an honour to be able to share soil with the RHS and Jardin Blanc and pull produce from the same garden as the great Raymond Blanc OBE. Raymond is a real hero in our eyes, not only is he an incredible chef but he has real heart behind his cooking. Like us he uses fresh botanicals and ingredients in his creations, so just like Raymond saved us Brits from terrible foods back in the 80’s, we at Warner Edwards are ready to save the world from mediocre gins.”