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Marie Jeanne Pink Gin: The Flavoured Finalist

Last week we received the news that our Marie Jeanne Pink Gin has been named as one of 25 finalists in the Flavoured Gin category in The Gin Guide Awards 2021. Marie Jeanne was one of hundreds of gins in the running, from other 30 countries worldwide. This means that our gin achieved extremely high, consistent judging scores which placed us over the finalist threshold.

What’s more, the Massingberd-Mundy distillery has also been placed as a finalist in the New Distillery of The Year category! To have been named as a finalist in not one but two categories this year is a huge achievement for the estate and our Head Distiller Tristan, especially considering that we launched at the start of the pandemic in April of last year.

Marie Jeanne Pink Gin has been named as a finalist in The Gin Guide Awards 2021

Tristan had spent the previous 6 months putting together a stringent business plan for the distillery, only to have it become completely unravelled by the emergence of COVID-19 and the country being hit with restrictions. Not one to shy away from a challenge, however, Tristan created a new covid-friendly strategy that saw us using the internet and social media more than ever to raise awareness of our small-batch gins.

It must have worked though, as Marie Jeanne was awarded a Gold win at the World Gin Awards 2021, as well as being named Craft Gin Club’s No.1 Pink Gin of 2020.

Our distillery is small and compact, nestled within the 3,000 acres of South Ormsby Estate, which is in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Inside the distillery, we have two stills: Isolde our 10L pot test still and Angelica, our 120L copper pot still, with a vapour infusion basket and a 6-plate rectification column.

Isolde was responsible for all our first test batches of both Marie Jeanne and our Burrell’s London Dry Gin and will also be used in the development process for any future beverages we create.

Head Distiller Tristan

When creating our pink gin, Tristan chose to base it on Marie Jeanne Rapigeon of Versailles, the daughter of a French captain who took over the South Ormsby Estate after Charles Burrell’s death in 1835 and transformed it for the better.

She was seen as a sassy, yet sophisticated and glamorous women and although referred to as Old Mrs Massingberd, she was a woman who defied expectations. Tristan has captured these characteristics perfectly within our Marie Jeanne Pink Gin. He uses fresh red berries and a hint of clean fresh lime alongside botanicals including juniper, cassia, and pink peppercorns for a gin that is sweet but dry.

Paired with lashings of ice and crisp lemonade, Marie Jeanne is a drink for any occasion, and you can purchase a bottle yourself here on our website.

The positive reception to Marie Jeanne has been overwhelming but we are still focused on showcasing the two gins that we produced here at South Ormsby Estate and introducing them to those who may not have heard of Massingberd-Mundy distillery yet. In the next few weeks, however, we will be waiting with bated breath for The Gin Guide Awards 2021 winner’s announcements on the 27th of April, so please keep your fingers crossed for us!

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