Quinces are lesser known relatives of pears and apples and although they originate from Iran and Turkestan, they grow well in the southern English counties, maturing in early October. They became very popular in the 17th Century, but their popularity lives on and they are often used to make jellies and jams or, as in this case, to flavour drinks and liqueurs. The pineapple-type flavour and aroma often puzzles people unfamiliar with the fruit.
Bramley & Gage's Quince Gin Liqueur has a soft 'honey' nose and a well balanced acidity and sweetness. Ideal for serving as an accompaniment to strong cheeses.