The Pernod Ricard team were in London today (February 18) to flesh on the bones for their half year interim results which were announced last week.
The company first introduced special editions, by way of a Summer and Winter gin in 2010.
Payne is said to have searched for new ingredients available on the capitalís market stalls and the additional botanicals include pomegranate seeds, kaffir lime leaves and cardamom pods.
Payne said: ďBy using these exotic botanicals, I wanted to create a gin that captures the drinkerís imagination, reminding them of all the colourful aromas, tastes and charm of Londonís bustling markets in the summertime.Ē
According to the press material, the use of pomegranate produces a "berry-like note to introduce a complex and balanced progression of flavours on the palate. Beefeaterís traditional citrus notes of lemon and bitter orange are complimented by the softer lime flavour of Kaffir lime leaves, leading to the classic juniper notes of true London Gin. The sweet spice aromas from a light touch of cardamom gently soften the gin on the palate".
Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard.