Here we are again with a brand new box for all our lovely Explorers. This month includes one of the newest gins on the market.
Hello Gin Explorers, welcome back to another Gin Explorer box reveal. This month’s box includes some rather fabulous botanicals, including elderberries and Stirlingshire nettles! We have also included a special extra that we think you’ll just love, so what’s in the box?
The company behind Trevethan truly do live up to the craft gin label. Their distillery, located in Cornwall, shelters the traditional Copper-Alembic still that helps to produce the unique flavour Trevethan is known for, as well as giving every batch its own signature character.
Trevethan is made using botanicals sourced from their very own Cornish hedgerows. The recipe includes the usual suspects of juniper, coriander, cassia and angelica along with some less familiar botanicals like cardamom, orange peel, lemon peel and vanilla. Trevethan is extremely complex, with subtle hints of citrus and floral notes while the vanilla helps to leave you with a soft and oily texture on the pallet.
Tinker was produced when Jym and Marie Harris, the founders of Gin Festival, wanted to combine love and experimentation in the form of gin. After ‘tinker’ing around with lots of different styles, botanicals and flavours, the perfect balance was created. With elderberries and citrus this gin is English made, yet very heavily influenced by the Spanish gin style. Other botanicals include juniper, coriander, orange, lemon, cassia, cinnamon, orris, angelica, liquorice, nutmeg and of course the elderberries, creating a contemporary classic designed to make the perfect GinTonic.
Tinker is at its best when served in an ice-filled copa glass with slices of pear and a healthy splash of Fever-Tree Naturally Light Tonic Water.
Dingle Original Gin is the product of a considerable amount of research, both technical and historical, and experimentation and provides you with the real taste of Ireland. Dingle Original Gin is made in small batches of 500 litres. Recognised as a London dry gin but with unique characters and flavour coming from the unusual botanicals, this is a really interesting gin.
Local botanicals including rowan berry, bog myrtle, fuchsia, heather and hawthorn, all of which contribute to an all-around smooth and fresh balance, with peppery notes and coriander on the finish.
Peter Mosley, the head distiller at Dingle, sums up Dingle’s unique character in a few words: “The uniquely Irish botanicals give a fabulously fresh, floral character that perfectly balances the traditional juniper. But, to be honest, you really have to taste it for yourself.”
Distilled in and named after the beautiful Scottish city of Stirling, Stirling Gin was created by husband and wife team Cameron and June McCann in 2015. As the first gin to be made in the area of Stirling it is made with classic botanicals such as juniper, orange and lemon peel and angelica, then combined with hand picked nettles and dried basil. Stirling Gin has a classic feel with a twist! With a big nose and flavours, Stirling Gin has a wonderful balance of sweet and savoury.
Add torn basil leaves or a slice of orange (or both!) to have in a gin and tonic to emphasise the signature flavours.
Franklin and Sons Natural Indian Tonic
Franklin & Sons range of tonics, mixers and soft drinks trace their roots back to 1886, where they were sold from the Franklin family’s small confectioners shop at 171 High Street, Rickmansworth, London. For the next 100 years, the brand’s strength has been their use of exclusively excellent ingredients, especially their high-quality Staffordshire spring water.
Franklin & Sons Indian Tonic combines that pure Staffordshire spring water with British sugar and natural Ecuadorian Cinchona bark, resulting in a clear and crisp tonic with a refreshingly light fizz, which creates a perfectly balanced G&T.
From the same company behind the wonderful Dingle Gin, we bring you Dingle Vodka. Dingle Vodka comes from a still charged with 500 litres of the finest, purest, grain alcohol and is then distilled for a fifth and final time. Dingle Distillery Vodka is most unusual in being quintuple distilled. That fifth distillation makes a huge difference. You can taste it in the incredible purity that is as pure as the environment in which it is made in. There’s just a touch of sweetness and creamy texture that takes a lot of people by surprise. It is exceptionally good drunk neat.
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