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Bloom - a new gin to be enjoyed by lovers of nature. With its ornate jewel-cut bottle, BLOOM's fresh flavour offers a strikingly smooth, soft taste. This triple distilled gin uses demineralised fresh spring water and natural botanicals for its flavour. Created from juniper, chamomile, pomelo and honeysuckle it offers a light, refreshing experience rounded with subtle notes of honey and orange. Greenall's Bloom is a brand that offers a new romantic twist to the world of gin.
Genever or Dutch style sweet gin is a full bodied, malt-based spirit that was introduced to the Netherlands in the 16th century. The popularity of Genever spread so quickly that it was soon hailed as Holland's national drink, as it remains today. 100 years later, Genever was introduced to England where the style as well as the name was changed to reflect the more familiar product of today, gin. Genever is considered the original gin. It is a decidedly different taste then the more familiar dry gins imported from England. The unique flavours and aromas of Zuidam Genever come from the finest, most natural imported botanicals, spices & herbs from around the world. Experience the heritage of Holland and one of Europe's oldest traditional spirits, proudly produced by two generations of Master Distillers from the family of Zuidam.
Adnams from grain to glass, our Copper House gin is distilled from East Anglian malted barley. Adnams Masterbrewer, Fergus Fitzgerald, makes a beer 'wash' which is fermented to around 6% abv without the addition of hops. Our head distiller, John McCarthy, then takes this beer and puts it through a beer stripping column which removes all the alcohols to create a 'low wine' (around 80 - 85% abv). The 'low wines' are subsequently distilled in our hand-made copper pot still and purified further in rectification columns to create a clean, pure spirit. The spirit is then returned to the copper pot still to be redistilled and infused with six carefully chosen botanicals to impart their delicate aromas and flavours.
Adnams from grain to glass, our Copper House gin is distilled from three locally-grown grains: barley, wheat and oats. Adnams Masterbrewer, Fergus Fitzgerald, makes a beer 'wash' from these grains which is fermented to around 6% abv without the addition of hops. Our head distiller, John McCarthy, then takes this beer and puts it through a 'beer stripping' column which removes all the alcohols to create a 'low wine' (around 80 - 85% abv). The 'low wines' are subsequently distilled in our hand-made copper pot still and purified further in rectification columns to create a clean, pure spirit. Only the very purest portion of the spirit is drawn off; the finest cut. The spirit is then returned to the copper pot still to be redistilled and infused with thirteen carefully chosen botanicals. John spent several months experimenting with different blends to create the signature First Rate flavour with integrated aromas of juniper berries, spice and fresh citrus.
The 12 natural ingredients of Beefeater 24 are sourced from around the world. Hand-prepared grapefruit and Seville orange peel add a tangy note to the aromatic influence of Japanese and Chinese teas. Under the watchful eye of Desmond Payne, one of the worlds most experience gin master distiller, the botanicals are steeped in the finest grain spirit for a full 24 hours. Then, uniquely, during the seven-hour distillation that follows, the master distiller takes an Artisan Cut by hand of the finest spirit fright from the very heart of the run. This ensures a more citrussy, softer, contemporary style of gin. Beefeater 24 is bottles at hight strength (45% ABV), making it long on taste and fragrantly upbeat. The 12 natural ingredients are Japanese Sencha tea, Chinese green Tea, Seville orange peel, grapefruit peel, lemon peel, juniper, coriander seed, liquorice, angelica root, angelica seed, almond and orris root.
Pine and lavender notes from Italian juniper rightly lead both the nose and palate of this traditionally styled gin. Coriander adds notes of ginger and sage, while orris root imparts subtle hints of parma violet. Sweet almond, liquorice and angelica soften and smooth while also adding further complexity to the flavour. Unlike so many gins these days, Bermondsey Gin is made to a very traditional London style. It is a true London distilled dry gin made only using the botanicals found in gins from the 1800s. Bermondsey Gin does not include cucumber, rose, grains of paradise or any of the other weird and wonderful botanicals introduced to gin making over the past couple of decades. Bermondsey gin is simply excellent, traditionally styled London distilled dry gin. Bermondsey Gin is the result of one man's experience and his dream of making his own gin. Back in 2001, Christian Jensen's banking job led to his living in Tokyo for a couple of years. One night after a particularly hard day at the bank he stumbled upon one of Tokyo's legendary hidden bars. Set in a high-rise building this tiny establishment comprised of one small, dimly lit room with an ancient plank that stood as the bar. The old man that stood behind it introduced himself as Oda-san, and said, 'you look like you could use a drink.' He set a crystal tumbler containing a clear liquid, garnished with a lime peel in front of Christian and explained that it was a 'Naked Martini made with pure gin from your city, London, nothing more.' The drink buzzed with flavours and over the following months Christian stopped at Oda-san's place almost nightly for the same elixir. Then one night, as Christian stopped in to say farewell to Oda-san, he handed him a gift; a bottle of gin, the label almost completely worn way except for 'don Gin'. 'Take this,' Oda-san said. 'The last bottle, the soul of London and its gin.' He paused with longing, 'no one makes this anymore, and once it's gone...' and his voice trailed off. Over the course of the following year, not a day went by without Christian thinking about Oda-san and the amazing gin. So started one man's quest to recreate the flavour of that authentic 19th century London dry gin.
The first gins were produced in Holland in the 1600's. Zuidam Gin, steeped in the tradition of family distilling in Holland produces a world class, exceptionally high quality, small batch gin. The botanicals, spices and herbs used are all natural ingredients; juniper berries & iris root from Italy, coriander from Morocco, angelica root, fresh sweet oranges & lemons from Spain, real vanilla from Madagascar, liquorce root from India and cardamom pods from Ceylon. Small batch production and individual ingredient distillation enhance the flavour and aromas. Different then all other gins, Zuidam Gin is married quietly to allow the blending of all the botanicals to marry together for a better balance of flavour. Experience the heritage of Holland and one of Europe's oldest traditional spirits, proudly produced by two generations of Master Distillers from the family of Zuidam.
In 1777 there were eight licensed distilleries and almost 400 illegal stills in Edinburgh and the Port of Leith. As gin rose to become the fashionable spirit, Edinburgh distillers, like their London counterparts, produced gin from locally sourced ingredients. Then juniper berries, spices and citrus fruits arrived daily in Leith from all over the world. These exotic 'botanicals' were redistilled or 'rectified' together with the finest Scottish grain spirit in the time honoured fashion. Edinburgh Gin is a reminder of the days when Edinburgh was a centre of distilling expertise. It is batch distilled in 'Jenny', a much treasured Scottish copper pot still using traditional gin botanicals. Then The Spencerfield Spirit Company add extra Scottish Juniper as well as heather and milk thistle. Edinburgh Gin's clean citrus notes and aromatic Juniper make it the perfect base for a Gin and Tonic or Martini, not to mention many of the classic gin cocktails. The 1920's are known as gin's truly Golden era and in keeping with that theme, the bottle packaging has an art deco feel that reflects this wonderful period of cocktail parties and drinking sophistication. SIP Awards Gold Medal Winner 2010.
Geranium Premium London Dry Gin was developed according to a tradition that is over 350 years old. It is the result of an unprecedented combination of the passion for gin and the skillful precision which classical scientific training gives. Geranium Gin will blend in perfectly both dry and sweet mixers, and add a superior quality to any Gin cocktail.
Gonzalez Byass UK are proud to announce the arrival of The London Gin, one of a handful of super premium Gin's actually distilled in London. Quadruple distilled in small batches under the careful eye of Master Distiller Charles Maxwell, The London Gin is made from the highest quality English grain spirit and contains with 13 key botanicals. To the traditional juniper, coriander and angelica are added lemon peel, cassia bar, liquorice, cinnamon, almond, angelica, savory, orris root and orange root. It also uniquely contains gardenia and bergamot - that instantly recognisable perfumed aroma most often encountered in Earl Grey tea. The pot still method of production ensures that only small batches of London Gin are produced at any one time, ensuring a constant quality threshold. The London Gin also presents itself with a turquoise-blue hue - 'The Original Blue Gin'. At a generous 47% abv The London Gin is delicate and elegant on the nose with marked spicy and balsamic notes. Soft, elegant and mellow on the palate, The London Gin gives way to a long finish with refreshing acidity, all of which adds up to a sophisticated, well rounded gin that delivers in every area. Delicious in a Gin and Tonic and other classic cocktails, The London Gin also comes into its own when drunk simply on the rocks.
Handcrafted gin with traditional botanicals, juniper, coriander, and citrus peel but the special infusion of cucumber and rose petals creates a unique and unexpected flavour. Despite the possibilities of surprise, most people shrink away from what is odd. But there are those who seek it, individuals who are truly excited by what is strange and different. Made with a free and imaginitive spirit.
The recipe for Citadelle Gin was developed by a distillery in Dunkirk in 1771. Dunkirk was one of the first ports of call in Europe for many explorers sailing back from the Orient, whose ships were laden with exotic herbs and spices. Citadelle Gin is made according to principles laid down in the original recipe. Although the production techniques have improved over the centuries, we still use the same 19 botanicals listed in the original recipe. Citadelle Gin is the only gin in the world made with 19 different botanicals, giving the gin a unique, complex, well-balanced flavour. The secret recipe is known only by the master distiller. In keeping with the traditions of the first European trading captains of the 17th century, only the finest spices are used. This unrivalled variety of spices comes from many distant and diverse places: Juniper, France; Coriander, Morocco; Orange peel, Mexico; Cardamom, India; Liquorice, China; Cubeb pepper, Java; Savory, France; Fennel, Mediterranean; Iris, Italy; Cinnamon, Sri Lanka; Violets, France; Almonds, Spain; Cassia, Indochina; Angelica, Germany; Grains of paradise, West Africa; Cumin, Holland; Nutmeg, India, Lemon rind, Spain, Star anise, France. Citadelle gin is triple-distilled from wheat and spring water. Before being steeped in neutral alcohol, the botanicals are carefully selected and then placed in a specific bag. This infusion is then distilled to capture each separate aroma, so that the intermingled, complex flavours can develop independently.
The spirits are distilled on a handmade 300L copper-pot still, the first to launch in London for 190 years. The master distller, Jared Brown, crafts each product by hand, in genuinely small batches - never more than 500 bottles a time, often considerably less. This delivers stunning spirits that are smooth, full of charater and have true intensity of flavour. Sipsmith's London Dry Gin is distilled from the finest English Barley spirit with 10 carefully selected botanicals, and blended with the exceptionally pure water of Lydwell spring, one of the sources of the River Thames. The result is an interpretation of the classic London Dry style that nods to its heritage and emerges as a particularly dry gin with a wonderful burst of juniper and a zesty, citrus freshness. Nose: Floral, summer meadow notes, followed by mellow rounded juniper and zesty, citrus freshness. Palate: Gentle mouthfeel, with initial dry juniper joined by growing sweetness, showing lemon tart & orange marmalade, garnished by a wave of fresh lemon zest, followed by bolder juniper & light dryness, before all the flavours harmonise into one integrated taste. Finish: Dryness leads, with spicy juniper & a hint of lemon tart emerging.
Hoxton Gin takes the classic juniper-driven character of gin and adds something exotic: distilled with coconut and grapefruit, it is uniquely smooth and rounded, opening up a whole new world of possibilities. Immersed in the creative juices of Hoxton, Gerry Calabrese, owner of The Hoxton Pony, Shoreditch, had the idea of recreating a classic; to create a fun Gin that's like no other on the market. One that's smooth, easy and different from the rest - Hoxton Gin. It reinvigorates such standards as the G&T, and an additional dash of grapefruit juice transforms this classic. But it is so fine, there's no need to dress it up: try the Naked Martini - simply serve the gin straight from the freezer into an ice cold martini glass.
London 'Cut' Dry Gin. Using Irish Whey Distillate, a smooth five-times distilled traditional style, ultra-premium brand. Used in all stages of production, this distillate results in a remarkably soft delivery of the spirit on the pallete, and has achieved outstanding provenance. It is the only dedicated Heather London 'Cut' Dry Gin produced, 2011 USA Beverage Tasting Institute Review. 92 Points. Exceptional Rating. Clear. Attractive aromas of honeyed toasted pound cake, lemon pudding, celery pepper and dried flowers with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a vibrant, tongue-warming citrus custard, prickly pear, and floral talc finish. A lively and flavourful gin that will shine in cocktails. 2009 International Wine and Spirit Competition, Silver Medal 47% vol.+ London Dry Gin category, together with only Tanqueray 10 and Finsbury Platinum. The I.W.S.C. Chair's comments were 'Clean pure silver white spirit. The nose has an intricate complexity, high toned key notes of dried flowers with a firm core of juniper, coriander seed and citrus zest. Full flavoured and wonderfully aromatic; delivered with a surprising delicacy and smoothness, the floral/meadow flower complexity kicks back on the finish. Clean, generous and very precise, a very well made spirit indeed.' The natural botanicals selected, are steeped in the spirit for at least 24 hours, contributing to a very soft release of the spirit on the palette, and no trace of 'after burn' normally associated with gin. The botanicals listed in alphabetical order are:- Organic Angelica Root, Organic Coriander, Organic Juniper Berries, Natural Heather, and Organic Savory Powder.
Blackwood's 60 is a limited edition 60% abv vintage dry gin with only a few bottles made each year to a total of 22,000, the same as the population of Shetland. Each bottle is individually numbered and made in small batches with the 60% volume reflecting the latitude of 60 degrees north. Attracting the true gin connoisseur who seeks the best gin experience possible either with tonic or in special cocktails. An exceptionally smooth and delicate flavour ideal for a range of gin based cocktails. Blackwoods 60 includes botanicals from Shetland including coriander, wild water mint, angelica root strain, introduced by the Viking settlers and sea pink flowers from the cliff tops and meadowsweet flowers. These botanicals are the best, first-flush pickings of the season making up the first batch of each year and whose spirit base is barley, unusual for gin, echoing Scotland's whisky heritage. A double gold 2005 international Spirit Festival Awared.
Drink Pink and taste Paradise! There are many gins on the market. Most are white, a few are blue, but now comes something rare and very fine: London's first Pink Gin. The pinkness derives from the pomegranate, noted in antiquity as 'that most salutiferous of trees' and giving a beckoning blush to the spirit. This is the first sign, the flag ,if you like, of the remarkable properties of this super-premium gin, now to be found in the very best bars, restaurants and off-licences in town Original Pink has crisp citrus top notes, with a smooth delicately spicy development thanks to Grains of Paradise. It owes its blush to pomegranate, and a hint of mint comes from Damiana - the invigorating plant of Mexico. Yet, for all its originality, Edgerton is reassuringly and unmistakably in the tradition of great London dry gins.