Introducing the next in line from Hampton Court Gin - Lord of Misrule!
New from Hampton Court Gin is a refreshingly warming and curiously spicy gin ‘Lord of Misrule’ with a fascinating background story, making a very unique and different gift this Christmas.
Every Christmas Henry VIII and his Nobles would appoint a Lord Of Misrule, deliberately chosen from the lower classes, which meant that for the 12 days of Christmas the position of King and servant would be reversed. He would be master of Mischief and Mayhem, in charge of games and entertainment, even the King would have to bow to his authority. His title gave him complete authority over the Court’s raucous feasts and opulent masquerades, culminating in the Feast of Fools.
The Lord of Misrule’s botanicals are inspired by those that would have featured in the Tudor festive feasting; quince, nutmeg, cinnamon, mulberry, ginger, grains of paradise, cubeb berries and honey. It is distilled 22 times to make a silky smooth and curiously spicy 42% small batch English gin.
Hampton Court Gin’s founder Simon Marjoram says, “I thought it could be great fun to replicate the Lord of Misrule tradition now and set about developing a gin that was playful and contradictory in taste, to reflect the mischievous and naughtiness of the Lords of Misrule in the past. The QR code on the bottle links though to our website where you can buy our gin, and we are developing a section with suggestions on how to appoint a Lord of Misrule at a festive gathering, and ideas for fun games and forfeits that can be played.”
Lord of Misrule is a unique and unusual Christmas gift, perfect for the host of a festive gathering, a present for Christmas Day, or simply to be enjoyed by yourself. The beautiful hand drawn label demonstrates the same skill and creative flair that goes in to creating the small-batch, lovingly hand-crafted English Gin, inside the bottle.
Lord of Misrule is £38, 70cl, 42%.