Cantium Gin: ‘World’s first’ gin in a reusable bottle
PUBLISHED: 12:06 15 April 2020
A new small batch craft gin called Cantium, the ancient Roman name for Kent, truly honours its origins
A new small batch craft gin called Cantium, the ancient Roman name for Kent, truly honours its origins. With a logo inspired by a mosaic tile found at Lullingstone Roman Villa, a few miles from Cantium HQ, and locally sourced ingredients including blackberry, apple, cobnut, hops, lavender (from nearby Castle Farm) and even roasted chestnuts among the key botanicals, this is a true taste of Kent.
Cantium Gin is presented in a reusable, recyclable and unbreakable bottle, which the company believes is a world first. Once drunk, just wash the bottle and it can be used as a flask for both hot and cold drinks. A matching cup that keeps the ice frozen for longer has also been added to the range.
There are plans to introduce a returns scheme where customers will receive a discount on their next purchase when they return their old bottle. Cantium will then clean the bottles and send them to local charities such as its first partner, Warming Up The Homeless, where they will be used to keep soups and other food warm.
Cantium was the brainchild of Kevin Andrews, from Sevenoaks, a gin enthusiast who was keen to produce a contemporary dry gin. And in a world full of single-use packaging, Kevin wanted to create a more sustainable bottle that also looked attractive and eye-catching. Tastes great too – we discerned floral notes and lavender.
Available from cantiumgin.com, rrp £38 for 500cl.