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Finsbury is distilled with juniper berries, exotic fruits, herbs and spices according to an elaborate method from the 18th century. The recipe is a well-kept secret and unchanged to this day. Finsbury is a particularly fine and mild representative of the flavour 'London Dry Gin', preferred both internationally and in Great Britain. Finsbury Gin has a rich aroma with a fine and elegant bouquet and is ideal for many popular long drinks and cocktails, including the great world classics; Gin and Tonic, Singapore Sling and Dry Martini.
The process of producing a London dry gin with the perfect flavour is more complicated than with other gins. Regulations surrounding the production dictate that nothing may be added to London Dry Gin after distillation. The flavour of botanicals will change in the distillation process so Fox Denton disconvered a unique combination of botanicals which was an extremely time consuming process as every trial batch needed to be distilled from scratch. In other gins where flavouring agents are added after distillation the discovery process is immediate. However, as Fox Denton were making a London Dry Gin, a protected designation, any such additions after distillation were not allowed. They were only allowed to use natural flavourings and they chose to use organic botanicals only. IWSC 2011, Silver Medal and Best in Class.'Big, booming nose that gives everything a London Dry should do but more at the strength. Super active entry into the mouth yet gorgeously deep and mellow. All the flavour you could want in wonderful integration. Complexity gives super smoothness and velvet flow while retaining the lively character. Complex, long, refreshing finish. Aftertaste lasts for ever!'
Foxdenton are often asked; 'What makes your Sloe Gin recognisably different ?' So what is difference? To the eye. This Sloe gin is paler than others. Foxdenton don't add any colourants so the paleness is a result of the way they treat thier Sloes and that its all natural. On the nose, this Sloe Gin is quite 'ginny.' Foxdenton Sloe Gin is appreciably drier. They use less sugar so the end result is less like a liqueur but is still very easy to drink. Foxdenton make their Sloe Gin at 29% ABV. stronger than nearly all other Sloe gins, this does give rise to a higher costs but they think it gives this Sloe Gin real bite. So although Foxdenton only use Sloes Sugar and Gin as do the other makers they really do make a Recognisably Different Sloe Gin.
If you don't like traditional gin, you will love GVine! The delicate craft contributes to the unique and sophisticated, yet light and smooth taste that is inherent to G'Vine. From the first taste, G'Vine is delicate and floral, evolving into spicy warmth with an extremely long finish. The subtle aromatic vine flower, together with the grape spirit, softens the traditional juniper taste inherent in most gins. Smooth and well balanced in the mouth, G'Vine is luscious and definitely less harsh than any other gin. Thanks to its versatility, G'Vine offers many new drinking options and is an excellent alternative to vodka. G'Vine is unique because it is made from grape neutral spirit. The wine obtained from the Ugni blanc grapes growing in the Cognac region of France is distilled four times to produce a neutral grape spirit, which is much more suave and heady than the grain spirit commonly used to make gin. This spirit is the frame on which the botanicals and the vine flower will express all their powerful flavours.' G'Vine is small batch distilled from neutral grape spirit with fresh whole-fruit botanicals softened by the infusion of vine flower. Coming from all over the world, nine rare and fresh whole-fruit botanicals chosen for their purity and aromatic and healing properties - ginger roots, liquorice, green cardamom, cassia bark, coriander, juniper berries, cubeb berries, nutmeg and lime - are infused by family during 2 to 5 days and distilled in the grape neutral spirit in small liqueur-maker stills to get the best quintessence. Infusions of vine flower and fresh botanicals are then blended together and copper-pot distilled a last time to get an ultimate and perfect smoothness and personality.
After the blossoming period in June comes the setting (Nouaison in French), i.e. the birth of the berry. The fecundated vine flower forms a tiny green berry that fixes itself onto the stem. GVine Nouaison captures the emotion around this birth and its silver grey bottle embodies the unique and vibrant concentration of energy, intensity and spiciness of this phase. Tasting notes: Silky, intensely spicy, subtly floral. Nose: Round and warm, acutely botanical, viny, woodsy/forestlike, juniper and cassia bark. Palate: Fruity and rich. Intense and complex aromas of cinnamon bark, baked citrus, floral juniper follow through on a round, silky, zesty and robust entry. Very sharp and with a solid character. Finish: powerful interplay of juniper, herb, wood and flowery notes, fruity ripe, citrusy. G'Vine Nouaison amplifies the aromas of the spices, yet retains the sensual and silky grape base as well as the subtle floral note. Superb in a dry martini or in a cocktail, it is an absolute alternative to the classic London Dry gin.
An exceptional sloe gin from the exceptional producer Gabriel Boudier of Dijon, France, renowned for their exsquisite range of fruit liqueurs, eau de vie and specialist liqueurs. Their sloe gin is hand-crafted using only the fiest sloe berries to produce the highest quality liqueur, ideal for cocktail making or to be drunk straight on ice.
French colonial recipe of eight natural botanicals rediscovered by France's leading micro-distiller Gabriel Boudier of Dijon. Gabriel Boudier is a leading micro-distiller in Dijon France with a reputation for fine spirits since 1874. Saffron Gin is a unique recipe discovered in the archives of France's colonial past when England and France both claimed India as their jewel and gin rich in exotic botanicals was the fashion. This handcrafted, small batch pot distilled gin is made from the finest natural botanicals, in addition to the Saffron which gives a delicately spicy character, the recipe has Juniper, Coriander, Lemon, Orange Peel, Angelica Seeds, Iris and fennel, creating one of the most complex and memorable gins distilled today. Enjoy Saffron Gin on the rocks or with Tonic.
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.
Gin Mare is a new super premium gin inspired by botanicals grown in the Mediterranean. These are individually distilled in a custom-made still and then hand blended to produce a gin with a truly unique and distinctive character. The word 'mare' (pronounced mar-ray) is deeply rooted in the Mediterranean culture. Derived originally from the Latin mar, meaning sea, further investigation reveals its more familiar meaning of maternal.
In 1769 Alexander Gordon, a Londoner of Scottish descent, opened a distillery in the Southwark area of London, and set about refining his recipe for a spirit named Gordon's London Dry Gin. This 43% ABV version is distilled to his original recipe. When bottled at 43% alcohol by volume, it ensures the botancials are locked into the alcohol, unlike sub 40% gins, and therefore delivers on all levels. The original Gordon's gin used to make James Bond's Vesper cocktail.
As the name suggests, this gin sets out to replicate an original style of English gin, a slightly sweetened distilled gin which many people refer to as Old Tom. Old English Gin is distilled at Langley Distillery using a John Dore copper pot still called Angela, the oldest such gin still in use today. The recipe used dates back to 1783, one of many old recipes in the safe at Langley, and uses 11 botanicals. Ten of these botanicals are readily communicated by the brand owner Henrik Hammer (of Geranium Gin fame) and one is something of a secret. The ten are: juniper, coriander, lemon, orange, angelica, cassia, liquorice, cinnamon, orris and nutmeg. A hidden message on the brand's graphics hints at the identity of the 11th botanical - the rounded triangular silhouette of the cross-section of a cardamom seed sits above the shield on the bottle. In his own (hidden and clever way) Henrik wanted to emphasise the use of cardamom as he distils this separately himself, 'because cardamom is a very dominant botanical and I want to make sure that the balance of the gin is absolutely perfect.' After the distillations (by Langley and Henrik) a small amount (4 grams per litre) of sugar is added to the blended distillates prior to bottling at London's Thames Distillery, as many believe is in keeping with the old English style of gin (Old Tom). The use of a recycled champagne bottle (not from recycled glass but washed and reused) harks back to a time when gin would be sold from the barrel and transported from the shop in whatever container was at hand. This silkscreen printed bottle is sealed with a natural cork and organic wax - the soft wax is easy to cut and you'll need a cork screw to pull the driven cork. Take a closer look at the bottle and you'll find another hidden clue in the graphics which relates to Henrik's father's name, Hudi. He was named after Rud Hud Hudibras, the ancient British King, and had four sons. If you look at the shield you will find one of his initials on each of the four hammers. 'CLASS Magazine' UK - rating: 5+ 'Eye For Spirits' DE - rating: 10/10 Nominated the 'Best Green Launch 2012'
Hawker's Sloe Gin is the authority in the sloe gin category. William Hawker created the original recipe in the late 1790's and the family business, James Hawker & Co, were the first company to commercially produce and market a Sloe Gin. Today Hawker's Sloe is once again batch made and matured in the City of Plymouth, its orginal home, with 100% wild-picked Dartmoor Sloes, Dartmoor water and full strength premium gin. At 28% ABV Hawker's is stronger than all leading competitor brands, but this is a sloe gin with a real richness and luxuriant flavour.
Hayman's London Dry Gin is the culmination of Christopher Hayman's 40 years involvement in the distillation of Gin. A premium classic style of London Dry Gin created by Hayman Distillers who are the oldest Gin distilling family in the UK. Christopher Hayman inherited his passion for Gin distilling from his Great Grandfather James Burrough who created Beefeater Gin in the 1800s. Christopher controlled the distillation of Beefeater Gin for 20 years. He is one of the most experienced 'Gin Masters' in the trade having been involved in the recipes and distillations of many Gins over the years. Hayman's London Dry Gin reflect Christopher's belief that the traditional style of Gin is still the finest example of London Dry Gin which is designed to be used with the traditional and contemporary Gin drinks. Natural botanicals are hand picked from all over the world and added to pure grain spirit to create a unique, full flavoured Gin. Ten botanicals are essential in creating the fresh crisp elegant flavour of Hayman's London Dry Gin. Christopher believes it is the careful and consistent balance of Juniper, Coriander, Orange and Lemon peel which is vital in crafting a classic style of London Dry Gin. Christopher believes Premium Gin should be created in a traditional Pot Still rather than the more commonly used Column still used by major brands. This allows the flavours of the carefully selected botanicals to develop to their full potential. The Pot Still ensures that the Master Distiller can personally handcraft a uniquely flavoured premium Gin with great care and attention. The steeping of the botanicals is an important process and the botanicals are steeped in the still for 24 hours which is key in creating a perfectly balanced Gin. The mix of botanicals is placed at the base of the Pot Still and left to steep on the pure triple distilled grain spirit which is the first part of the infusion process. After steeping, the Gin undergoes a distillation process. During the distillation process, the stills are heated at a gentle temperature as each botanical releases its flavour at a different stage of the process. The result is a premium London Dry Gin of consistently exceptional quality.
Hayman's Old Tom Gin is a botanically-intensive and lightly sweetened style of gin that was particularly popular in the 18th Century and was the Gin of Choice in the 19th Century. In comparison to London Dry Gin, the Old Tom style delivers a more rounded taste experience with depth. The distinctive Old Tom Gin profile is the key ingredient in classic gin cocktails such as the Martinez, Tom Collins and Ramos Gin Fizz. The style of Old Tom is renowned for its botanical intensity balanced by a light sweetness, which imparts a more complex experience than other styles of gin. Nose: Hayman's Old Tom Gin has a botanically-intensive, sweet, lightly-fruity nose, with aromas of sweet digestive biscuit, almond and creamy lemon-citrus. Hints of ginger, dark chocolate, and sweet, spiced coffee, with a light herbal-spiciness from juniper and coriander, give a more rounded fragrance. Palate: A rich, soft, round mouth feel, yielding to a sweet, medium body of candied ginger, orange peel and lemon zest, with accents of violets, rose-water and anise, provide the nicely-balanced, traditional flavour of this lightly-sweetened gin style. Finish: The finish is a delicate, spiced-cake note with a touch of honey-icing. After an initial sweet, confectionery taste, hints of citrus and juniper spiciness supply a lovely, smooth taste.