Chapel Down is launching its Bacchus Gin paired with tonic in a 25cl can format, marking the first time the wine producer has entered the convenience market with a pre-mixed product.

Winemaker Josh Donaghay-Spire partnered with Double Dutch to select a tonic to blend with the highly aromatic Bacchus Gin.

He said: “The intense refreshment, the ‘zing’ of Chapel Down Bacchus Gin shines through in this classic G&T serve. The tonic selected enhances the heady aroma of intense citrus peel, juniper and freshly cut grass followed by a palate dominated by ripe citrus fruit with a herbal finish.”

Mark Harvey, managing director of wines and spirits, said: “There is real dynamism and massive potential for super premium brands in pre-mixed drinks. We are thrilled with our first entrant – refreshingly delicious and presented in a stunning can design, reflecting the beauty of the mother bottle.”

Chapel Down Bacchus Gin & Tonic Cans (rsp £2.50 per 5.5% abv can) are now available for an exclusive launch period in Selfridge stores and also direct from Chapel Down in 12 x 25cl cans with an introductory price of £25 for 12 cans including free delivery. It will soon be widely available in both on and off-trade outlets.

The news follows the announcement it is currently planting the single biggest vineyard in the country. It also recently opened the Chapel Down Gin Works bar and restaurant at Kings Cross and it launched the world’s first Pinot Noir Gin. In coming weeks it will open its new brewery in Ashford.