Eurostar launches Raymond Blanc-designed gin

Eurostar launches Raymond Blanc-designed gin

On the eve of its 21st birthday, Eurostar has unveiled its very own gin designed by Business Premier culinary director Raymond Blanc in partnership with artisan producers, Silent Pool Distillers.

Named Toujours 21, the bespoke gin encapsulates Eurostar’s heritage, reminiscent of both British and French cultures.

Composed of a mélange of French botanicals and classic floral scents of the British countryside, the rich juniper flavours and citrus traces are blended with the subtle sweetness of honey, creating a balanced gin that is classic yet unique.

Blanc said: “When designing the gin, my vision was to take travellers on a journey of taste that played upon all the subtleties of the brand.

“The aromatic notes of lavender hint to Eurostar’s latest Provencal destination, while the delicate yet clean taste of the angelica evoke memories of the British countryside.

“By uniting such robust flavours, the bespoke gin is the perfect way to commemorate the anniversary.”

Partnering with Silent Pool Distillers was a natural fit, as the craftsmen share Eurostar and Raymond Blanc’s passion for sustainable ingredients of local provenance.

Nestled in the heart of the rural Surrey Hills, the team create the gin from the crystal clear spring waters in their very own ‘Silent Pool’.

The introduction of the gin marks three years since Eurostar and Raymond Blanc joined forces to transform the on board dining experience for Business Premier passengers.

Renowned for his passion and innovative culinary expertise, Raymond works with each of Eurostar’s three kitchens to design seasonal menus combining the
best of British and French cuisine.

Travellers wishing to preview Toujours 21 may do so in the Eurostar Business Premier lounges in London, Paris and Brussels, where it will be launched as part of the drinks offering.

It will then be available to purchase online in the coming weeks.