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Poetic License at The Botanist Newcastle

The Botanist Earns Its Poetic License

We are very excited here at Nights Out In Newcastle as one of Newcastle’s most popular bars has partnered with Wearside’s Poetic License to extend its specialist gin menu, now offering 11 unique spirits from artisan and small-batch distilleries around the country.

The Botanist in Monument Mall has made an exciting addition to its aptly-named The New World Gin List – after its group The New World Trading Company – which features some of the UK’s finest examples, all local to each of the sites that discovered them.

Northern Dry Gin is the product of independent Sunderland distiller Poetic License, which creates high quality gin and vodka using traditional production methods dating back to the 1800’s. 


Poetic License Distillery


Inspired by the London dry style, it uses 13 ingredients including the likes of juniper, cardamom, pepper and citrus with undertones of lemon and eucalyptus. This warm, spicy flavour is paired with Persian dried limes, rose petals and perfumed notes for a fine balance.

Served with a grapefruit wedge, mint sprig and recommended premium tonic the exotic flavours complement aromatics plucked from North East soil in Poetic License’s botanical garden on the coast. 

The Botanist Newcastle has now helped the seaside-based distillery to achieve listings nationwide across The New World Trading Company’s portfolio of The Botanist and The Trading House venues from Glasgow to London, as well as Manchester’s The Oast House and Liverpool’s The Smugglers Cove and recently-opened The Club House.

Paul Burns, The Botanist senior business development manager, said: “Poetic License was first suggested to us by a staff member, head bartender Jordan Fish, and since bringing in the Northern Dry edition it has become a hugely popular choice with customers and gin-enthusiasts alike.”

Poetic License was launched in autumn 2015 by entrepreneur and managing director of Tavistock Hospitality, Mark Hird, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the leisure and hospitality sector.  They are a dedicated independent small batch distillery based on the North East coast crafting wild spirits.  They have a small but very passionate team who work hard to create truly unforgettable flavours, so we can enjoy their spirits with difference in mind.  Here at Nights Out In Newcastle we absolutely love what they are doing and are looking forward to seeing exactly what the team at The Botanist Newcastle will do with their amazing spirits.


Poetic License

Poetic License Independent Small Batch Distillery


Mark said: “The Botanist brand is very in-keeping with ours – bold and conceptual – so this partnership has been the perfect fit for us and in turn, really beneficial.

We’re now working with all of The New World Trading Company sites to nurture the relationship and offer staff training around our spirits and suggested serves, combining this with each venue’s distinctive style and customer knowledge.”

All in all, we’re really proud to be working with them and from this have gained some great exposure which has played a vital part in our growth story over the last year. We look forward to developing this partnership in the future.” 

We love what they are doing at The Botanist and it has rapidly become a must stop venue on a night out. Based bang in the bustling city centre of city, just next to Grey’s Monument, this is one of the most popular new bars in Newcastle.  They serve a truly mind-blowing array of drinks with over 80 bottled beers and ciders, botanical and good honest food.   It’s prime location and transport links means it is a good place to start or end your night out in Newcastle. 

With it’s great layout and brilliant service you are guaranteed a good night out in Newcastle.  It’s worth a visit just to see the decor – plants, lovely furniture, cool lighting – all very quirky and different. Everyday they have live music to set the scene!!!  All making for a truly unique, fun and enjoyable atmosphere. 

Their cocktails are a must try as they have really taken their time and come up with a brilliant range of unusual concoctions with some amazing offerings.  So, whether you prefer delicate, subtle combinations or strong and vibrant flavours they are sure to have something for you.  They like to push the boundaries and are passionate about what they do so it is always a good idea to pick the staffs brains on what you might want to try, who knows you might discover your new favourite tipple! 

They also cater well for non alcoholic drinkers with some brilliant carefully crafted cocktails at reasonable prices so no one is left out. 

For more information, call 0191 261 6307, email or visit The Botanist at Monument Mall, Newcastle NE1 5AU.

You can also keep up to date with everything happening at Poetic License on Facebook here.

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