Have you looked out the window today? The sun is out and the weather is great for socialising. If you fancy something more creative in the way of gin flavours this season, then why not get inventive and have a go at flavouring your own craft gin. Different flavoured infusions are all the rage, and let’s face it, what could be more rewarding than playing around with the basic types of gin to make something a little more special that is all your own work. So here are some imaginative ideas to get you started.
a little about red.h
The beautiful Edwardian Post Office building in West Street, Haslemere will be completely refurbished and officially reopen in the Summer of 2019 as the hub of Redh. The building will be transformed to feature a bar/cafe, dedicated function area, shop and (as an added bonus) the new and upgraded Post Office counter!
We will be selling a unique range of English drinks to taste, drink in or take away. To accompany your drink, there will a selection of simple yet delicious platters available as well as dishes of locally produced foods.
We want to bring a slightly alternative vibe to the town too, which is why we’re aiming to stay on trend with the building décor and style. Think natural and raw, yet contemporary!
As a brand, Redh will be working extremely hard to keep our eco-footprint to a minimum - initially through reducing food miles, cutting back on the use of plastics and recycling/upcycling wherever we can.
Don’t forget we will be welcoming our furry doggy friends (as well as their owners!) 7 days a week all day every day until closing hours.
The Redh team are really looking forward to welcoming you to our new home. It won't be long before you can come and browse, sip on something new, maybe even buy a stamp but most importantly have a drink with us!
A tawny-coloured classic best beer with well-balanced malt flavours, finished with a hint of blackcurrant and a slightly spicy, sweet aroma. Langhams are thrilled to have rebranded their Best bitter, brewed in the South Downs National Park, to help raise money for the Park’s #MendOurWay initiative. 5 pence from every bottle of South Downs brewed Best bitter sold is going to support the new charity for the National Park.
Hip Hop is exactly as it sounds. Following in the modern tradition of blonde strongly hopped beers. A classic blonde beer — clean and crisp. The nose is loaded with floral hop aroma while the pale malt flavour is overtaken by a pleasing dry and bitter finish.
Brewed cool with Czech Saaz hops and matured sub zero for weeks to create a crisp, floral, spicy lager with a lingering finish. GLUTEN FREE
A Sussex Classic, developed from and old recipe of Bill's Great, Great grandad. Full malt flavour, robust bitterness, and a subtle dried fruits aftertaste. GLUTEN FREE
At 3.9% abv, Golden Poacher is the perfect thirst quencher. Bravo and Gallena hops all the way through, this beer has bags of aroma with crisp citrus coming through in spades. Magnificently hoppy, you'll find yourself swirling and sniffing this beer all the way to the last drop.
Brewed only once each year, this 18th Century style English IPA is a beautiful ale. This straw coloured aromatic ale has substantial bitterness which is backed up by beautiful maltiness.
Prospect is a bottle conditioned traditional Pale Ale, with an intriguing bitter note skilfully blended with Sussex grown barley malt to deliver a well balanced natural brew. The organically grown ingredients mature slowly to create a traditional real ale.
Blonde is an organic lager with a crisp, fresh flavour which makes it a perfect accompaniment to all food.The organically grown hops deliver a floral note to the brew, and the purity of flavour is protected by meticulous cold filtration. This is a long, powerful brew with a firm body and a luxuriant head. The result is an authentic craft beer, gluten free, traditionally brewed, with no compromise on quality, taste or strength.
A lager of purity and freshness, brewed using Saaz and Cascade hops and fine English pale malt. Then, for a cleaner, fruitier and more aromatic finish, re-fermented with Champagne yeast and a ‘dosage’ of rare Nelson Sauvin hops.
A glorious chestnut beer with simple roasted malt notes. Gentle floral and gathering bitterness derived from a blend of English hops. Crisp sherbert bitterness, sweet malty finish.
A balanced full bodied bitter with a taste that belies its ABV. A popular very drinkable session ale
Brewed in collaboration with this year's home brew competition winners, now known as Two Brewery. A tropical New England IPA brewed with real toasted coconut and mango and then double dry hopped.
Real English Gin is hand crafted in the beautiful Blackdown National Park on the Weyborne Estate. Produced in small batches using a traditional wood-fired still and the estate's own spring water.
Tasting Notes: Spring Water, Juniper, citrusy lemon zest, fennel, coriander seed and clove.
Sandhills Gin is uniquely distilled with juniper and coriander in a copper pot and nine individually cold distilled botanicals including Honey, Gorse Flower, Tasmanian Pepperberry, Douglas Fir Pine Needles, Yuzu and Black Cardamom.
Real English Vodka is so special we’ve started sipping it on the rocks… The Weyborne spring water and artisan distilling process makes it the smoothest we’ve ever tasted. If you prefer a longer drinking experience, it mixes to perfection with a slice of lime and old fashioned lemonade.
Conker GIn is distilled in small batches by Dorset's first distillery. British wheat spirit and New Forest spring water are incoperated with 10 botanicals including Macedonian juniper. Dorset notes of elderberries, marsh samphire and handpicked New Forest gorse flowers brings a bright and refreshing lighter note.
Tasting Notes: This gin can be drunk on the rocks or mixed with a premium tonic and garnished with a twist of lime peel.
Jarrold's London Dry is produced in small batches using a quality British grain distilled alcohol. Only 7 botanicals are added: Juniper, Persian Limes, grains of paradise, corriander, angelica, cardamom and calamus finally adding local water. This gin creates a very smooth and perfectly balanced drink.
Handcrafted using tradtional methods and distilled with natural mineral water filtered through the very chalk Downs which surround Chilgrove; this fine London Dry Gin marries the finest Sussex-grown botanicals together with a neutral spirit distileed from grapes. It is this unusual relationship which gives Chilgrove Gin it's sophisticated character, whilst the perfectly balanced selection of flavours, truly make it the gin for all seasons.
Blushing monkey pink gin is The Gin Kitchen's own take on the on trend pink spirit. A gin that is rich with juniper and beautifully floral notes, with a delicate sweet fruit taste. Achieved by macerating Gutsy Monkey with a handful of sweet black grapes! When tonic is poured into the transluscent Blushing Monkey almost magically the drink turns into pearlescent pink. The best way to serve is to add tonic first so the gin creates a pink, fluffy cloud!
This fabulous Portsmouth Dry Gin was created after the owners moved into the ancient monument of Fort Cumberland and discovered that there were several very exciting botanicals growing on site. After several different combinations, each with the local botanicals and other more usual gin flora, they settled on the recipe for Fort Gin. It is an exquisite blend of key botanicals, the three growing locally and in the gin are Elderflower, Gorse Flower and Sea Radish. This intricate mix gives a rich full flavour, with a lovely floral bouquet. It is silky smooth on the palate leaving you with a warmth as you swallow
With enticing notes of fragrant English orchard fruits, white chocolate, nougat, toasted hazelnuts and brioche, Wiston Estate’s Cuvée 2009 shows impressive depth and complexity, whilst retaining Wiston’s signature precision and elegance. Made from a blend of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier, this wine displays a delightful creaminess on the finish and is drinking beautifully now, yet also has great ageing potential.
With layers of honey, truffle, white peach, lemon zest, danish pastry and crushed oyster shells, this multi award-winning Wiston Estate Blanc de Blancs 2010 is gloriously elegant and complex, with a finish that just keeps going on and on.
When Fitz decided to make an English Sparkling wine they wanted to create a point of difference in the market. They chose to use the Charmat method, a production technique favoured by many Italian and German producers of quality sparkling wine, they were able to produce a different style of wine giving a more fruit driven, easy drinking and approachable style.
Aromatics of Elderflower,Brioche and green Apples. Crisp with light acidity and slight earthiness coming through on the palate. Smooth and rounded finish with long lasting mousse.