Weekender: New drinks in the spirit of Peaky Blinders

A Black Country drinks company has created a new range of spirits inspired by the TV series Peaky Blinders, set in Birmingham.

Lye-based Sadlers has created a new craft gin, Irish whiskey and rum, all bearing the name of the infamous gang that inspired the TV series.

The drinks company has built on more than a century’s experience of making spirits and beers to produce the new spirits, whch havea contemporary twist to suit today’s palate.

Chris Sadler, fifth generation brewer of the Sadler family, said he was proud that its latest range of craft spirits would be exclusively available in Selfridges’ department store in Birmingham.

He said: “Our mission is to create products that are one of a kind, with their own unique story and we believe we’ve well and truly done that with the launch of our Peaky Blinder spirits range.

“Back in those days it was about grafting and crafting, whether that was legitimate work or activities only the Peaky Blinders would be associated with. Either way, it’s that hardworking, uncompromising Black Country attitude we’ve looked to instil into this new range.

“We’re over the moon that Selfridges Birmingham has selected our new range for its renowned spirits department and can hardly wait to introduce it to customers.”

The Peaky Blinder Spiced Dry Gin is said to offer a nod to the cocktail culture of the 1920s and is crafted using a selection of nine exotic botanicals, resulting in an unusual flavour with hints of pepper and notes of ginger – said to be the perfect complement to the region’s famous Indian cuisine.

The Irish whiskey – said to the the notorious Brummie gang’s favourite tipple – is a blend of grain and single malt Irish whiskey. Finished in a sherry cask, the sweet, smooth flavour has an aroma of malts and cracked nuts.

The Peaky Blinder Black Spiced Rum is aged in former Pedro Ximinez sherry casks and has essences of orange, nutmeg, vanilla, and raisin.

Sam Watts, general manager of Selfridges Birmingham, said: “It’s great news to welcome yet another local producer to the department store. We love sourcing the very best food and drink products and showcasing them to our discerning customers and know that this amazing Peaky Blinder range will really go down well.”

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