Nigel Farage launches gin range claiming it’s ‘the taste of Brexit’
Nigel Farage has launched his own brand of patriotic gin which includes three expressions in the colours of red, white and blue.
The former leader of UK Independence Party (UKIP) and The Brexit Party, known for leading Britain from the European Union, is encouraging people to sample his Farage Gin and try the “taste of Brexit”.
Farage Gin is produced by an undisclosed distillery in Cornwall, which Farage notes is his favourite British county, and uses local spring water and natural sugars before being hand bottled in small batches. The red gin is flavoured with British cherries, the white gin is a classic dry style, and the blue gin is flavoured with gardenia flower giving it its trademark blue hue.
Speaking about the launch, Farage said he is planning to send a gift-wrapped bottle of his patriotic gin to the former president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in time for Christmas as well as his friend Donald Trump, if he were a drinker.
Farage said: “Jean-Claude Juncker was a pleasant human being, despite the fact he didn’t agree with my position. He deserves a bottle and one will be on its way to Luxembourg. I can’t quite say the same about [European Parliament Brexit negotiator] Guy Verhofstadt, so he won’t be getting one. “And Donald Trump is teetotal. I hope when people give this as a present to Brexiteers it brings a big smile. And if it’s given to Remainers, well I hope it makes the family laugh.”
He explained: “A couple of years ago I happened to chance upon a retired couple who decided to have a go producing gin in their garage. I looked at the process they were using and it’s all hand made, hand bottled, hand labelled and hand packed. It’s a truly great cottage industry. We’re about to have our fourth Prime Minister in six years and there is clearly much more to do. You might not yet have got the Brexit you voted for, but this stuff really is the taste of it.”
Farage added: “I was a gin-drinking eurosceptic in the eighties back when people said, ‘Nigel, you’re so old fashioned’. At home I will drink gin and tonic, straight. And with this range you can really experiment. The colours are so fantastic and vibrant and cocktails are a joy to make.”
In response to the launch, remainers took to social media reminding Farage that the launch is ironic considering that gin is actually not quintessentially British, but European and has Dutch heritage, while others highlighted how his line-up simply illustrates the French flag.
To buy Farage Gin, which is 42% ABV, retailing at £40 per 70cl bottle from Farage’s online shop.