A pink gin with a sophisticated botanical blend and no added sugar, Cherry Moon is the second gin dreamed up by friends Matthew and Tommy, who were ginthusiasts long before they started distilling themselves. Tommy would source new and usual spirits, and they would gather in their backyard in Belgium to sample them.
Matthew says, “As we tasted more gins we got more into it, and began to understand which botanicals we liked. That was the start of our fantasy of making a gin ourselves.”
One tasting session ran late, and a full moon rose in the sky. As Tommy and Matthew sipped their gin and watched the moon, the conversation turned to whether they could ever start their own gin brand. Yes, they decided – that would be a dream worth pursuing.
“I’ve always been interested in space,” says Tommy. “We knew right away that we would call what we made Moon Gin.”
Tommy and Matthew worked together with a master distiller to create their signature Moon Gin recipe, and soon launched a beautiful citrus gin packaged in a bottle as dark as the night sky. Moon Gin was quickly stocked by local bars and restaurants, and even won international awards.
But one person wasn’t buying it: Matthew’s wife!
“When we would go out to local bars and restaurants on double dates, the order would always be the same,” says Matthew. “Three Moon-Gin G&Ts. But my wife would want a pink gin – so we decided to make our own!”
Matthew and Tommy took the citrus-y base of their original Moon Gin, and layered the flavours of cherry, rose and cinnamon over its bright flavour profile for a pink gin like no other.
Tommy says, “Our master distiller suggested using both sweet and sour cherries, which is a nice combination with the citrus botanicals.”
Distilled alongside the space rock from the Sahara, every drop of Cherry Moon Gin has touched the satellite that inspired it; but that’s not the only amazing innovation that Matthew and Tommy have made.
With no added sugar and a high ABV, they’ve created a pink gin with enough complexity and balance to wow even the most serious spirits enthusiast.
Juniper, Sweet Cherry, Sour Cherry, Coriander Seed, Cardamom, Angelica Root, Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Grains of Paradise, Orris Root, Rosemary, Nutmeg, Roasted Almonds, Star Anise, Rose Petals, Thai Basilicum
A cherry-flavoured gin built on a solid citrus base. A maceration of sweet and sour cherries gives this gin a complex cherry flavour, enhanced by floral rose petals and the gentle warmth of cinnamon. With no added sugar and a 44% ABV, this spirit is a serious and flavourful expression of pink gin.