BRITAIN’s thirst for gin has inevitably leading to the appearance of CBD in the country’s most popular spirit.
Muhu gin has been launched by young entrepreneur Sally Wynter and features CBD imported from Canada.
Ms Wynter said: “It’s taken a huge amount of trial and error, but after numerous attempts I finally have the perfect concoction – a delicious floral gin with the excitement of added CBD.”
She went on to say that she has been adding CBD to her cocktails for some time, saying it makes her feel ‘more relaxed mentally, but also in my body and muscles’
And, after having too many Muhu’s of an evening, she also finds CBD has additional benefits: “I even use CBD capsules the next morning to take the edge off the hangover,” she added.
The rapid rise in the popularity of gin, has seen an explosion in the number and varieties of gin and it has now overtaken whisky as the UK’s most popular spirit.
Earlier this year English company Hin became only the fourth distillery in the world to produce a hemp-infused gin.
Colloquially known as ‘mother’s ruin’, gin was extremely popular back in the 1700s when there were around 7,000 gin shops in London alone.
By 1743, England was consuming 10 litres of gin per person annually, but the 1751 Gin Act, a greater demand for tea and some bad harvests deflated the craze.