The Scandalous World of Gin
Thank you for joining us at ‘The Scandalous World of Gin’ we hope you had a gintastic evening with us. The most common question we get asked at our gin experiences is…
‘Where can I buy this gin from?’
…and so we thought we would create a shopping list of what we served so you can run out and purchase some more for later.
If you loved the event as much as we loved hosting it please do tell your friends, family and colleagues…tell anyone who loves gin…we’d love to see them at our next event.
Arrival Gin & Tonic - Red Door Gin, Benromach Whiskey Distillery
Inspired by Scotland’s mountains, forests and coastal fringes, Red Door has been lovingly created by a dedicated team of distillers using the finest botanicals to create an elegantly distinctive Gin.
Red Door Gin delivers signature notes of juniper and a defining citrus note of bitter orange, with aromatic sea buckthorn, floral pearls of heather and chocolatey rowanberries. Handmade in a copper pot still, affectionately named, ‘Peggy’, the vapour-infused distilling method steams the neutral base spirit through eight botanicals and is then bottled at 45% ABV.
Gin No. 1 - Bols Geneva
A beautiful, old fashioned Genever made by the great Dutch distillers, Bols. Loads of character, and very unique in flavour.
Gin No. 2 - Hayman’s Old Tom
Many people are unfamiliar with True English Old Tom Gin. Dating back to a period when gin was more richly flavoured, it remains a family favourite to this day.
The gloriously generous quantities of botanicals used in our family recipe create a bold citrus and juniper pine character that is rich and rounded on the palate with a beautifully delicate finish. And the subtle underlying sweetness keeps it true to the original style of English Victorian gin first enjoyed in 19th Century England.
Gin No. 3 - St George Botanivore
St. George Botanivore Gin took its name from the sheer abundance of botanicals present. This fauna greedy gin has 19 different botanicals hence the playful name “botanical eater”. The list goes like this: juniper berries, angelica root, bay laurel, bergamot peel, black peppercorn, caraway, cardamom, cilantro, cinnamon, citra hops, coriander, dill seed, fennel seed, ginger, lemon peel, lime peel, orris root, Seville orange peel and lastly star anise.
Balanced, rich and a carefully nuanced flavour journey. Perfect for a Martini.
Gin No. 4 - Gin Mare
Gin Mare has long been the reference point for a gin that’s pushed the boundary of what a gin could taste like, with rosemary, thyme, olive, and basil included in the botanical line up. It’s unusual, savoury and incredibly well balanced.
To taste, juniper comes through with a burst of basil, before rosemary, thyme and coriander emerge. The combination is quite unique, making Gin Mare a much different offering to other gins on the shelf. It can be considered as being part of a very short list of “Herbal” gins, and when served with the right tonic, makes for a delightful aperitivo.
The tonic we paired this with was Peter Spanton Cardamon Tonic.