First-ever London dry gin made with asparagus hits the market this October

The team behind Portobello Road Gin have created the first-ever London dry gin made with British asparagus.

The limited-edition “Directors’ Cut” distillation contains a unique blend of botanicals including asparagus from Cambridgeshire which was harvested by director Paul Lane in June (pictured below).

Paul and the other three directors of Portobello Road Gin – Ged Feltham, Jake Burger and Tom Coates – wanted to satisfy a desire to produce a very special gin made with botanicals they had sourced by hand themselves.

It has been crafted in Portobello Road Gin’s still, Copernicus the Second, and bottled and labelled by hand at the Ginstitute gin museum above Portobello Star bar in Notting Hill – part of Leeds-based bar group Leelex headed by Ged, Paul and Jake.

Only 1,000 bottles of this distinctively nutty-flavoured spirit will be available this October, with a recommended price in retail of £39. Portobello Road Gin is distributed in the UK by Mangrove.