Gin lovers are raising a glass to Sara Birkinshaw and the new tipple that comes with a slice of civic pride.
Sara is the woman behind Leeds Gin, which she produces from a microbrewery on an industrial estate in Hunslet.
Made with ingredients including Yorkshire forced rhubarb, it is already proving popular in local pubs and bars.
Sara said: “It’s a great thing for me to be involved in as I drink gin – and lots of it! I just came up with the idea of making my own one day and it seemed like common sense to give it a Leeds theme as I’ve spent most of my working life here and it has a special place in my heart.
“Our first official bottles were produced in March and so far the feedback has been really positive. I’m trying to get a strong base here before I try taking it down south.”
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