Founded by Gareth Irvine from Bangor, Copeland Spirits was established in the Summer of 2015 to bring exciting and innovative new drinks to the market. The company’s first innovation has focussed on the hugely popular gin market and, after extensive development and testing, Gareth has developed a unique range of handcrafted, fruit infused gins using the freshest, local produce from the fields of County Down.
Using a bespoke, handcrafted process at its facilities in Saintfield, County Down, Copeland infuses its own premium gin with fresh, locally grown fruits, hand turning and mixing the ginfusion every few days to instil quality into each and every bottle. The result is a premium tasting 37.8% proof gin which appeals to gin enthusiasts and new gin drinkers alike.
Gareth has created two unique ginfusions as part of the Copeland Gin range: Rhuberry 70cl and Raspberry & Mint 70cl. Working with the carefully selected botanicals of Copeland’s base gin, the flavours and botanicals released by the natural fruit additions ensure a premium taste that truly surprises and delights.
Gareth comments : “Not only are our ginfusions unique in colour but our flavour combinations are different from anything in the market. Our core values of freshness, surprise and artisan quality are built into every bottle, with every handcrafted batch made from fruit sourced solely from County Down in Northern Ireland. That’s what makes Copeland different.”
“Both the Rhuberry and the Raspberry & Mint ginfusions can be enjoyed simply with tonic, as part of a cocktail or even on their own over ice. For example, the Raspberry & Mint ginfusion drinks really well with Fevertree tonic, some fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint and the Rhuberry goes fantastically when topped up with Prosecco for an easy, aspirational cocktail!”
“First and foremost our ginfusions are premium gins, not liqueurs. We know from our research that our customers want a drink that uses fresh, fruit flavours which complement the natural juniper taste of gin. Whether you’re a gin enthusiast or someone new to gin, we know that you will love the taste!”
Copeland aims to launch its new ginfusions in the market in Autumn 2016 and, to help them do so, have just launched their first crowdfunding offer whereby customers can prepurchase their new ginfusions in a variety of ways. There are a limited number of Founders packages available, starting at £50 for 2 bottles of gin (which retail at £30 per bottle), and rising to £500 for those who want their very own gin party!”
All crowdfunding pledges will also rewarded with an invite to Copeland Spirits’ launch party and will have their name embossed on the company’s Founders Plaque at Copeland HQ in Saintfield.
To become a Founder and get your hands on Northern Ireland’s newest gin visit : http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/copeland-spirits-natural-gin-fusions/