Brighton Gin releases limited edition bottle for Pride

Brighton Gin has created 400 limited edition bottles of its gin designed to celebrate Brighton Pride.

A percentage of sales from each of the special bottles, which have rainbow labels and pink wax seals, will be donated to The Rainbow Fund, the Brighton and Hove based grant-giving fund for local LGBT and HIV/AIDS organisations.

The Brighton Pride bottles of Brighton Gin will be on sale from 1 August at independent shops across the city – such as Quaff in Hove and Fiveways, Hisbe, Ten Green Bottles and Twenty One Wines.

Brighton Gin, which was founded by five Brightonians in 2014, is made from organic grain spirit, juniper, fresh orange and lime peel, locally-grown coriander seed and milk thistle.

Founder and distiller Kathy Caton, said: “Brighton Gin was created for good time boys and girls everywhere. We wanted to celebrate the free-thinking campaigning and hedonistic spirit of Brighton, values which have made the city the obvious setting for the UK’s biggest Pride festival. We are so proud of that, and want to contribute to the essential work of the Rainbow Fund in supporting the city’s LGBTQ community and voluntary sector.”

Brighton and Hove Pride takes place from 4 to 6 August and the parade leaves Hove Lawns on 5 August, and ends at Preston Park where the Summer of Love festival is headlined by a performance by the Pet Shop Boys.