Aber Falls Distillery in North Wales has added a new gin to its portfolio called Welsh Dry Gin.

The product is made in a similar way to London Dry Gin but features botanicals sourced locally to the distillery and water from the nearby Aber Falls Waterfall.

Welsh Dry Gin has flavours of juniper with grapefruit, lemon and orange notes and a subtle spicy and sweet finish. It also contains liquorice, angelica and coriander seeds, has a 41.3% ABV, and a 70cl bottle will retail at £24.

James Wright, managing director at Aber Falls Distillery, said: “The introduction of this classic liquid marks an important milestone for us, as we extend our range of gins, styles and flavours, and continue to achieve high-quality and consistent spirits, to satisfy growing demand. It has been an amazing start to 2018 and we have received remarkable feedback in the on and off-trade on a local and national level.

“The rise of regional gin has more than doubled in the last six months and we are proud to be serving the spirit of North Wales to the local area and further afield.”

Aber Falls launched its first products, two gins and three liqueurs, at the end of 2017.

The two gins are a rhubarb and ginger offering and an orange marmalade variety. The first is inspired by the warming flavours of rhubarb crumble and the second balances sweet and bitter orange flavours. Aber Falls recommends including its rhubarb and ginger gin in cocktails and claims its orange marmalade products mixes well with tonic.

The liqueurs varieties are violet, salted toffee and coffee and dark chocolate. Aber Falls’ Violet Liqueur is made from flowers from the Menai Strait and the distillery says it has a smooth fragrance with a light, delicate taste. Its salted toffee product is made with Halen Món sea salt from nearby Anglesey coupled with rich toffee. The coffee and dark chocolate liqueur is inspired by espresso martinis.

The distillery was opened in September 2017 by UK drinks manufacturer and distributor Halewood Wines and Spirits. Halewood claims that Aber Falls is the first operational distillery to be located in North Wales since the 1990s.

Aber Falls plans to open a visitor centre at the distillery in 2018 to offer tastings, tours and classes for consumers and launch its first single malt whisky made with Welsh barley in 2020. All the brand’s products are, and will be, produced and bottled in North Wales.

Other brands in the distributor’s portfolio include Gleston’s, Sixty Six, Crabbie’s and J J Whitley.