Tudor Gold Cocktail

2nd November 2023

Pudor Cocktail

We’re travelling back to the Tudor period, a time when King Henry VIII ruled the land of the English, King from the 22nd of April 1509 until his death on the 28th of January, 1547.

Boarding King Henry VIII’s Flagship, the Mary Rose, we sit up on deck, with a Cocktail in hand, it’s time to enjoy a taste of luxury, drinking gold in a Gin and Sparkling Wine Cocktail, allow me to present to you, the Tudor Gold.

The Sparkling Wine – Bevec

A golden Sparkling Wine from the wonderful sparkling wine producing country of Slovenia, mature in its sweetness, labelled ‘Lea Gold’, a sparkling wine with gold flakes, making the tasting experience even more special.

Bevec – Lea Gold – Tasting Notes

Aroma – Gorgeous ripe, sweet and creamy yellow and golden fruits, with hints of dried apricots.”

Flavour – “Rich succulent flavours with yellow and golden fruits, ripe, sweet glazed yellow fruit pastries, with notes of yellow rose petals and yellow floral on the palate.”

Bronze Medal in the Forget Me Not Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2023

The Gin – Portsmouth Distillery

Crafted by Portsmouth Distillery Co, we have their exceptional 3-year-old Rum, aged in Bourbon casks, less than 100 metres from the sea in Fort Cumberland.

I reached out to a member of the team, Dich Oatley, their Sales Director, to ask him a question: What Is The Connection Between Fort Cumberland And Portsmouth Distillery?

“Fort Cumberland is our home. It is all about our branding and backstory (hence the label). The main three botanicals for our Fort Gin grow within the wall of the Fort – gorse flower, elderflower and sea radish. With the naval heritage of the site and the two co-founders being ex-Navy of 24 and 26 years respectively, the link is unmistakable.

As the walls of the Fort are 6-8 foot thick and with 8-10 feet of soil on the roof, it makes it a perfect place to be ageing Rum in casks, as the temperature and humidity of the ageing rooms are constant all year round no matter what the weather.” – Dich Oatley

Tudor Gin was created using botanicals found on the wreck of Henry VIII’s Flagship, Mary Rose. These include: Dandelion, Hazelnut, Hemp seeds and Cherry which combine to give a smooth, rich, dry gin complete with a burst of cherry.

For every bottle that they sell, they donate a percentage of the profits to the Mary Rose Trust.

Tudor Gold Cocktail

How To Make The Tudor Gold Cocktail

  • Pour 15mls of Tudor Gin into your Glass
  • Then add 125mls of Bevec Lea Gold
  • Let the flavours combine and enjoy your very own Tudor Gold Cocktail

Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Light and delicate, yellow pears, yellow fruits, with subtle warmth of juniper and dandelions.”

Flavours – “Light and sweet, delicate almost creamy yellow fruits, fresh and baked, with subtle juniper, dandelions, floral and hazelnut in the length.”

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.