The third variant of this gin series is the Crabapple & Royal Ginger gin. Using the delicious London Dry recipe as a base, locally sourced apples and fresh ginger are used to create an intriguing gin which is both sweet and smooth – balanced with a subtle gingery zing at the same time. Soldiers from both the Anglo -Saxon and invading Viking armies would have foraged for wild apples – known as ‘crabbe’ – as they traversed the Kingdoms of England. In the 9th Century, ginger was a luxury experienced almost exclusively by the royal courts and was most likely imported from the Mediterranean region by spice merchants. Fragrant with a bold juniper heart alongside sweet apple, herbs, citrus peel and spices. Softly spicy with some warmth and a delicate ginger zing before a complex, rounded finish.