Newport Restaurant Group announced today that it has partnered with Rhode Island Spirits in Pawtucket, to create a personalized, bespoke gin perfect for the summer cocktail season.
The 84-proof Custom Blend Alcohol is part of the Rhodium brand and features a corn base infused with a variety of herbs including juniper, sweet orange peel, chamomile, lavender, lemon verbena and rose and is seven times distilled, charcoal filtered, kosher and gluten free.
“We are delighted to announce this exciting collaboration as part of our ongoing efforts to provide our customers with unique offerings,” said Shawn Westhoven, Director of Beverages, Newport Restaurant Group in a statement. “Rhodium’s approach to distillation reflects our own commitment to incorporating local and sustainable ingredients into every dish we serve and this gin will be the perfect complement to the vibrant signature cocktails that each of our restaurants serves.”
Rhode Island Spirits is home to premium Rhodium brand gins, vodkas and liqueurs. The business is the brainchild and full-time occupation of Cathy Plourde & Kara Larson, who are the founders, owners and distillers.
Limited Edition Gin is available now at Castle Hill Inn, Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille, Bar ‘Cino, and Smoke House, all located in Newport; Trio in Narragansett; the Boat House in Tiverton; Waterman Grille and Hemenway’s in Providence; Avvio Ristorante in Cranston; and Iron Works in Warwick.
Westhoven is also preparing a unique cocktail which will be served in the Rhodium tasting room in Pawtucket.