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Like ants, truffle has also found favour with multiple distillers. Cambridge Distillery is once again responsible for one of them, having first created a gin specifically for Michelin-starred restaurant, Alimentum, using Lady Grey tea leaves and black truffle.

It then created a trial batch flavoured just with truffle which proved so popular that it made it a regular in its range. It sells the gin for £80 per 70cl.

South African brand KWV have also made a truffle-flavoured gin called Cruxland – made with Kalahari truffles and a blend of 8 botanicals including Rooibos and honeybush.

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