The remarkable Pink 47 bottle takes its shape from the legendary Khavaraya Pink Diamond.
The Khavaraya Pink Diamond has been missing for over 400 years and was reputedly shaped "like a sublime teardrop of spiritual joy". The search for the Khavaraya symbolises our struggle craft a perfect gin with which to make definitive cocktails.
The Khavaraya, has a colourful history but has vanished in modern times. It first enters the historical record in 343 BC as part of the royal treasury of Darius, King of Persia, which passed to Alexander the Great when he conquered that empire but died tragically young. The earliest printed book held in the British Library is a Buddhist text dating from AD 868 known as the Diamond Sutra. It refers to the Khavaraya as a ’diamond that will cut through worldly illusion to illuminate what is real and everlasting’. Many centuries later in 1642 Tavernier, the famous French Jeweller, observed it in the throne of the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan and wrote about it in his journal. There have been many rumours but no confirmed sightings of it since.
Some modern sceptics doubt the Khavaraya ever existed... we say that you have just found it! The spirit of the Khavaraya lives on in Pink 47 London Dry Gin… multifaceted, intriguing and a joy to find.