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Barentsz Gin the brainchild of Michael Claessens established for the last 4 years, has a unique and compelling brand story (with its roots firmly originating in Holland where Michael is from).   Following on from his love of jasmine tea as a child, he decided to honour Captain Barentsz the intrepid Dutch explorer and Barentsz Gin with it’s unique infused exotic jamine flower was born. 

Dutch wheat and rye grain are distilled separately to create a smooth, superior taste on the palate and the signature botanical being the floral jasmine.  Having won numerous taste awards – the ultimate test was with the Tasting Team at Harrods – where the Gin has been sold for the last 9 months.

Since 2019, the gin has been available at top 5 star hotels and restaurants in London  – Caprice Holdings (Ivy Restaurants, The Brasserie of Light in Selfridges) Wolseley Restaurant), Bulgari Hotel, Mandarin Oriental (Knightsbridge) Harvey Nichols, Café Royal, and the Royal Warrant Goring Hotel (where they featured Barentsz as their Cocktail of the Month.

Now you can find BARENTSZ in Royal Tunbridge Wells too – with it stocked in Tripadvisor’s  Best Gin Bar in the county – Chapel Place and also at the Little Brown Jug pub (Whiting & Hammond pub) in Tonbridge Kent.  

At the beginning of 2020, due to popular demand Barentsz launched their second variant – Mandarin with jasmine. 

Fleur McNally International Brand Ambassador said: “We are delighted to be now stocked and served at the best gin bar in the county  – Chapel Place.  Andy and his team give great attention to detail and advise on their award winning bar with the best selection of gins on offer.  If you wish to purchase a bottle you can do so via our online shop which has special promotions during “lockdown period if you can’t get outside to your favourite local watering hole or eaterie.

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