We’ve partnered with Avalon Distillery to treat one lucky reader to a bottle of its exquisite Viper Gin (plus two copa glasses and mixers) so all you’ll need for an end-of-summer session is a fellow gin-lover and blankets to throw over your shoulders when the sun starts to set.
Founded in 2018 by Carl Hankey, Avalon Distillery has quickly made a name for itself on the South West drinks scene. Viper Gin (named after the rare snake Carl spotted when clearing the land where he grows botanicals) is the first creation from the Dorset distillery and was awarded gold in the Taste of the West Awards a year after launching, impressing the judges with its subtle-yet-complex flavour and smooth mouthfeel.
The classic London dry style gin is handcrafted in small batches by Carl and team who combine English wheat grain spirit with ten different botanicals to create a balanced sip which delivers notes of sweet crab apple and vanilla. Serve it with a premium elderflower tonic, slice of crispy Granny Smith (to elevate the apple notes in the gin) and segment of star anise for a fragrant tipple – get more ginspiration on the Viper Gin Instagram page.
Want to add Viper Gin to your collection? Enter our competition for your chance to win a bottle.