Food & Drink
by Aspect County

It’s Time for a G&T

Gin, a popular drink for many, thanks to its versatility, taste and sheer variety is certainly not going out of fashion, far from it in fact. Gin producers are becoming more experimental and innovative with new flavours derived from fruits and botanicals along with the predominant flavour of juniper, the one botanical which can be found in all gins.

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Hastings 1066 Gin is a gin that excites both tastebuds and eyes with its Hastings sea-inspired design and its perfect balance of berry flavours. The gin is smooth on the palate with the distinct taste of sweet berries, which are soft and delicate to create a truly balanced gin. Combine these with complimentary tonics and it offers you a gin for all palates. The Hastings 1066 Gin collection comprises of three distinctive varieties: Hastings 1066 Gin, with gooseberry notes (40%), Strawberry Gin, with natural strawberry essence (40%) and the pure dry Smugglers 1066 Gin (47%). All three gins are made in the Arnold Holstein pot still on The Ridge, Hastings. 

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The perfect cocktail
Classic and easy to make, the gin and tonic is a light and refreshing drink perfect for any occasion. It might be a simple drink to mix but get the paring of tonic to gin on par and you have an exceptional drink to enjoy. 

Hastings 1066 Gin and the Smugglers Gin are perfectly mixed with Fever-Tree Elderflower tonic along with a sprig of sage and sliced cucumber, alternatively a slice of orange with Fever-Tree regular tonic is also a great paring. 

Take a sip of the Strawberry 1066 Gin, mixed with Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic, slices of strawberry and cucumber and it’ll whisk you away to a summer holiday in the Med. 

If this has whet your appetite you can purchase direct from their website and if you’re looking for a gift for a gin-lover this Christmas then the Hastings 1066 Gin gift pack, containing one miniature bottle of gin and three locally created gin truffles, could make the ideal gift. 

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