Not exactly ‘Fit For Felix’ (only 13 years to go young man!), however this Felix is one of four young entrepreneurial siblings in Cheltenham that are hitting the spirits market with the first of their small-batch treasures.
Their somewhat unusual choice of career is not terribly surprising what with their parents being the proprietors of the outstanding Battledown Brewery.
Now to the most important part; sampling. I was a little apprehensive taking a sip of neat Gin over ice just after breakfast, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Wow in fact. I can’t profess to be an expert, but the quality and refinement that you can taste in the glass is quite something. The addition of tonic and I’m in heaven. How pleased am I that I stumbled across their pop-up marketing stand.
Now this is a small-batch, triple distilled product made locally here in Cheltenham, and as such, it isn’t cheap. Is it worth £32/bottle? Oh yes. I can’t imagine what a bespoke Carter Head still costs these days.
Those clever little Elliot-Berry’s have given their Gin the edge by subtly flavouring it via vapour infusion with vanilla and blueberry… Seriously, who comes up with these ideas?
I even think that the bottle and branding is something that they should be very proud of.
So here’s to another wonderful local product that really is right up my street.