Tarquin’s Unveils Japanese-Inspired Yuzu and Lime Gin


Tarquin’s has unveiled a Japanese-inspired Yuzu and Lime Gin. The limited edition bottling is made in the Cornwall-based distillery’s flame-fired copper pot stills.

Founder and master distiller Tarquin Leadbetter was inspired to add yuzu to the gin after experimenting with it while training as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu, years before he began making spirits. The addition of the Japanese citrus fruit gives the drink an “exotic edge.”

“I really enjoy trying new things and pushing the boundaries of taste and flavour, it’s one of the reasons I fell in love with making gin in the first place, anything is possible,” said Leadbetter. “Yuzu is such a remarkable fruit, this very special gin makes an outstanding gin and tonic or yuzu Spritz garnished with fresh mint and cucumber.”

On the nose, the gin offers notes of wild pomelo, cherry blossom and candied lime. The palate delivers hints of yuzu, orange blossom, and soft juniper.

Bottled at 42% ABV, Tarquin’s Yuzu and Lime Gin will be available beginning July 15, and is priced at £36 ($50 USD) per 700ml bottle.

For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.

In May, French gin brand Citadelle unveiled the latest permanent addition to its portfolio, Citadelle Jardin d’été. Inspired by a French garden cultivated by Debbie Gabriel, wife of Citadelle Founder Alexandre Gabriel, Jardin d’été is made with melon flesh, whole lemon, yuzu zest and more orange peel, in addition to the 19 botanicals used to make Citadelle Original.

In April, Brewdog Distilling released Lonewolf Peach and Passionfruit Gin. It uses a wide variety of botanicals, including Scots pine, Tuscan juniper, grapefruit and lemon peel, pink peppercorn, orris and angelica root, mace, yuzu, kaffir lime, almonds, coriander, lavender, cardamom, passion fruit, and white peach. The new ‘tropical’ addition to the Scottish brand’s spirits range follows last year’s cactus and lime-flavored gin.