ABOUT YORK GIN GREY LADY
York is known as Europe’s most haunted city. It is said that legions of ghosts haunt the ancient city’s pubs, streets, hotels ... and theatres.
One of the most famous of these ghosts is the Grey Lady, said to haunt the dress circle of the York Theatre Royal, adjoining the city’s De Grey Rooms. York Gin Grey Lady is our homage to the Grey Lady - and all the city's ghosts.
Our London Dry gin is distilled with Earl Grey tea, extra lemon and orange. Then it is infused with blue pea flower, giving it a ghostly blue-grey hue. Delightfully subtle citrus complements the delicate shade of the gin.
Winner of a Silver medal at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020.
'Grey Lady is a masterpiece in subtlety, with a very pale blue-grey hue, and soft, delicate notes of citrus from the bergamot found in Earl Grey tea. It’s great on the rocks.’ - Sunday Telegraph
‘Deliciously subtle containing a wonderful surprise - the bergamot is exactly right ... It is quite simply divine.’ - Yorkshire Times
York Gin Grey Lady, premium light tonic, lots of ice. Garnish: Orange peel
50ml York Gin Grey Lady, 25ml sugar syrup, 25ml Elderflower liqueur (elderflower cordial), 100ml cloudy apple juice, mint, ice.
Slap the mint with your palms to release the aromas and oils, and pop it in the cocktail shaker. Add gin, sugar syrup, elderflower liqueur into the shaker and top with ice. SHAKE! Fill your glass of choice with plenty of ice, and pour the cocktail mixer over the top. Garnish with mint leaves or a slice of citrus fruit.
From the IWSC: 'Zingy citrus and fresh herbs with a little creaminess on the palate, and an increasingly influential mix of spices and roots.'
Botanicals: Juniper, coriander seeds, angelica root, cardamom, cinnamon bark, dried lemon peel, orris root, black pepper and grains of paradise, Earl Grey tea, dried orange, blue pea flower.
More about the Grey Lady
The Grey Lady is said to have been a nun in times gone by.
The story goes that she fell in love with a nobleman - thus breaking her strict vows of celibacy. Her punishment was to be left to die - bricked up in a room on the site on the current theatre.
Folklore states that if the Grey Lady is spotted in the run-up to a show, it will be a success.
Those who claim to have seen her say she seems very friendly - and are not frightened or threatened by their ghostly encounter.