This one’s for our Irish side…Gunpowder is distilled at the edge of a lake, in a little shed in a small Irish town. This is an oriental inspired spirit, taking its name from one of the signature botanicals, slowly dried Gunpowder tea.
Fifty Pound Gin takes his name from one of the darkest times in Britain’s past and one of the most controversial in the history of Gin. The 1973 Gin Act made selling gin without a £50.00 licence illegal. The exact botanical used is a kept secret, but is thought to contain 11 in total. To taste, Fifty Pound Gin is assertive – juniper is followed by coriander, rounded citrus and angelica. With a long finish, the flavours carry well in a G&T.
Garnish: Red Apple.
The recipe for Caorunn emerged from Celtic traditions, it includes six traditional gin botanicals but also adds further botanicals including rowan berry, heather, dandelion and coul blush apple. The botanicals jump out in the palate with heather and fresh apple working well to compliment a dry juniper note that leaves you with a crisp, clean finish.
Just one of Stacey’s favs…and described as one of the complex gins. Even though there are 47 botanicals, citrus and lingonberries are prevalent to taste, but it’s joined by a herbal piney juniper, spruce notes as well as hibiscus like floral touches.
Hayman Distillers is run by the oldest gin making family in England, with products and recipes dating back to 1863. Hayman’s Old Tom has a warm, sweet palate backed by a subtle spice. A sweet but equally lovely authentic style of Victorian gin.
Plymouth original strength has a distinctly different, memorable flavour, that’s both unique and loved amongst connoisseurs. Its profile is the result of an intriguing use of root ingredients, which bring a more earthy feel to the gin as well as a smooth juniper hit. A classic gin that will never go out of style…