Brand-focused drinks distributor Hi-Spirits has added Brooklyn Gin to its spirits portfolio for both the on- and off-trade in the UK.

Brooklyn Gin is a small-batch handcrafted gin made in New York.

Founded in 2010 by Emil Jättne and Joe Santos, it is made in batches of around 300 bottles using a single Carl copper-pot still.

Botanicals used include hand-cut citrus-fruit peel and juniper berries which have been hand-cracked to release their essential oils.

Its spirit base is produced from corn in upstate New York.

Jättne said: “We’re very excited to launch Brooklyn Gin in the UK, a place that is distinctive in its longstanding love of gin, and is the home of exceptional establishments and hospitality. 

“We look forward to working with Hi-Spirits to bring our one-of-a-kind gin to the fast growing group of craft spirit connoisseurs.”

Dan Bolton, managing director of Hi-Spirits, said: “Brooklyn Gin is a wonderful addition to our portfolio, allowing operators to offer a craft brand to customers for whom provenance is part of the enjoyment of drinking spirits at home or out with friends.

“Across our range we now have an unrivalled choice of mainstream, premium, niche and craft gins that enables our customers to offer a range of styles and price points. “

Hi-Spirits already distributes Blackwood’s and Langley’s No 8, among others.

Brooklyn Gin has an abv of 40%. It will retail for £40 for a 70cl bottle.