Plymouth Gin, comes from Plymouth, England and is distilled in one of Englands oldest distilleries, Black Friars Distillery. The establishes distilling business of Fox & Williamson began production of Plymouth Gin in 1793, altough some say production has been going on since the early 1690's. The nose of Plymouth Gin, is that of fresh juniper with aromas of coriander and cardamom. The palate is full-bodied and sweet with flavours of cucmber, fresh fruits and juniper. The finish is long and aromatic.
Plymouth Sloe Gin, is produced by in Plymouth, from the oldest working distillery in England.They have been producing in the same still for over 150 years. Sloe gin is produced from the fruit from the Blackthorn Bush, being soaked in the gin and adding sugar. Plymouth Sloe Gin is based on an 1883 recipe and has since become become an important part in various classic cocktails.The nose of Plymouth Sloe Gin, is that of mellow sloe berries, with fruity note undertones of sweet cherry and a slight scent of almonds. The palate is smooth, fruity and full bodied. The flavour of the sloe berries is perfectly balances the gin with a sweetness. The finish is long and fresh.
Portobello Road No.171 Gin, is a creation from a group of gin experts at the Ginstitute in The Portobello Star bar. The group decided to formulate a classic London Dry gin based on long departed brands. The gin is made from English wheat neutral spirit with nine botanicals included, and distilled at the Thames Distillery London.On nose of Portobello Road No.171, is that of citrus, junpier with an undertone of grassy notes. There is also a slight licorice aroma which seems to come out the longer you smell it. The palate is that of coriander and orange peel with hints of cucmber which reveals a freshness to the gin.
Hendricks Gin, is a Gin produced by William Grant & Sons in Girvan, Scotland and launched in 1999. Hendricks uses a blend of spirits produced from a Carter-Head Still of which there are only a small number in the world, and a small pot still, originally built in 1860 by Bennett, Sons & Shears. The Bennett Still produces a heavy, oily spirit with a strong juniper-flavour.
Highbank Orchards Organic Crystal Irish Gin, is a Gin produced in the Highbank Distillery in County Kilkenny. The base for all their liquid is apple cider made from their orchards, located on their own farm. The gin is flavoured with over 12 botanicals including lavender and blackcurrant. The ingredients are all organic and sourced from the Highbank's organic farm.
Star of Bombay Gin, is a variation of Bombay's main product Bombay Sapphire, but has Bergamot orange peel from Calabria and Ambrette seed from Ecuador added in. It is in the style of a London dry gin and is juniper led in taste. It is named after a 182-carat cabochon-cut violet-blue star sapphire from Sri Lanka. The gem was presented to Mary Pickford, the silent film star by her husband, Douglas Fairbanks. The use of not quite ripe berries being harvested for the gin means that the flavour of the gin is fresh and citrusy. For a garnish I would use raspberries and a spring of mint to bring out the fresh summer flavours. During the winter a slice of orange, flamed is a lovely way to end the day.
Jawbox Classic Dry Gin, is a Irish Gin from Belfast, Northern Ireland. A jawbox, more commonly known as a Belfast Sink, was a staple in Northern Ireland households used to wash nearly everything, dishs, clothes,children etc, because of that the sink was a busy place, with a lot of life and chat and as so has been one of Belfasts most lasting legacies. The gin itself is made in the Echinville Distillery, which opened in 2014. A must have Irish Gin with plenty of flavour of citrus and cardamom spice. There are also liquorice and sweetness. A must try.
Sipsmith Gin, is a London Dry Gin from a microdistillery located in London. It is the first cooper-pot distillery to open within London's city limits in nearly two centuries.It is distilled from English wheat spirit with ten carefully selected botanicals, the gin is than blended with pure water from the Lydwell spring, a source of the River Thames.The profile of the gin is that of cinnamon, orange, lemon and almonds. It has lovely floral, summer meadow notes, like fresh cut grass with undertones of juniper and zesty orange notes. The palate reveals itself as lemon tart with cream on top. A soft, smooth gin that does not disappoint.
Van Hallers Gin, is the newest product from The Shed Distillery, Drumshanbo Co. Leitrim Ireland. The gin itself is named after Albrecht Von Haller a botanist from the times of the German Enlightenment. In 1736 he establishes the famous Gottingen botanical gardens, which are still there today and is where the botanicals for this particular gin comes from.This is the must have summer gin of the year. Beautiful with raspberry and mint. The taste profile is the of soft juniper and ginger with hints of lemongrass and hibiscus.
The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, is the first and only Islay Dry Gin. The gin itself is comprised of 22 hand-foraged local botanicals delicately distilled to form this gin that tastes like Scotland.The nose of the Botanist Gin is that of mint, juniper, coriander with an undertone of coconut and summer meadows. The palate is rich and mellow, with citrus flavours that explode your taste buds. The finish is that of electric buzz that excites every inch of your body.