York Minster has launched its own gin.
This very distinctive version of holy spirit is made with herbs from Dean’s Park, next door to the ancient cathedral.
Distilled in the city by York Gin – motto ‘history in the tasting’ – Minster Gin has a delicate herbaceous flavour.
That’s thanks to the special ingredients – leaves from the Artemisia arborescens tree in Dean’s Park, and creamy white rose petals, in a nod to the Minster’s famous Rose Window.
The label features an illustration of the Minster’s West End – with the cat from York Gin’s logo sitting proudly on the building.
The gin is available in only one place in the world – the York Minster gift shop. A 70cl bottle costs £40.
The shop is open Monday to Saturday from midday and from 12.30pm on Sundays.
York Gin co-founder Emma Godivala said: “We have loved working with York Minster to produce this wonderful gin, using a botanical from the Minster’s very own gardens here in York.
“And the York Minster Rose petals are a delightful nod to the incredible Rose Window.
“The Minster is the most iconic building in York – and one of the country’s most famous structures.
“Its fascinating history stretches back millennia and we are proud to add to this history with a gin that is definitely rooted in York and made in our sustainable distillery in the city.”