Harvey Nichols launches first own-label gin

Harvey Nichols has launched its first own-label gin.

It is being made at the gin distillery in west London’s Portobello Road, and contains botanicals associated with the location of each Harvey Nichols store: clover for Dublin, heather for Edinburgh, rose for Leeds and Yorkshire, the West African spice grains of paradise that was shipped to Bristol for use in gin, honey made for the worker bee that has become a symbol of Manchester, lemon as one of the main ingredients in Liverpool Tart, and coriander seeds, cardamom pods and ginger that are all inspired by Birmingham and its famous balti curries.

Rob Graves, head of food and beverage buying, said: “Metropolitan Gin is a celebration of everything we love; our people and our home, stylish innovation and timeless tradition.

“We believe our gin offers customers a quality, craft spirit, full of botanicals, with great heritage.”

Metropolitan gin has an rrp of £35.50.