An orange homage

The gin has a sweet and tangy profile

DIAGEO has paid tribute to the founder of its premium gin brand Tanqueray with new release Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla, which is made with Seville oranges.

Charles Tanqueray had used the famous citrus fruit in his original 1830s gin recipes.

The 41.3% ABV gin will be available to the on-trade this month and is described as having a sweet and tangy profile with tangerine notes, which the firm said can help bartenders put “the perfect summer twist on classic serves”.

Anita Robinson, Diageo’s Europe category director for gin, said: “We’ve matched the quality of 200 years of Tanqueray heritage with a fresh new flavour that captures the spirit of Seville in a perfectly-balanced gin.

“The result is incredibly exciting and we’re sure that bartenders everywhere will enjoy bringing a little bit of Seville into their customers’ lives this summer.”