Exmoor Pony Society commissions limited edition Gin
As part of its centenary celebrations in 2021, The Exmoor Pony Society (EPS) has commissioned a special limited edition gin which will raise funds to help the Society’s work.
The ‘Exmoor Dry Gin’ is distilled in Notting Hill, where EPS Trustee Sue Burger’s son, Jake, is a director and Master Distiller. Sue has a long connection with Exmoor ponies, having bred, shown and ridden them for 35 years as well as being a judge, foal inspector and past president of the EPS.
Jake was very keen for The Distillery to be involved with raising money for the ponies and spent time researching botanicals with a connection to Exmoor. His research has culminated in a unique Exmoor inspired gin.
Jake says: “The Distillery is proud to be contributing towards one of Britain’s rarest and most beautiful native equine breeds.
“The gin we have created is a classic London Dry style of gin with a strong juniper character. Its unique flavour is inspired by the ecosystem of Exmoor. Alongside the more traditional botanicals, local whortleberry, heather flower, honey and samphire are in its botanical ingredients.” He goes on to describe the gin as “having a subtle floral aroma, and a notably dry slightly coastal finish.”
The gin is on sale for home delivery at friendsofexmoorponies.ltd.uk and a £5 donation towards the Exmoor Pony Society is made for every bottle sold.
Sue Burger says: “We are really excited to be able to offer our members, supporters and the wider public the opportunity to purchase a high quality gin from a well-known distillery. We hope it will help to raise the profile of Exmoor ponies as well as providing some income to further the Society’s work.”