But, how about some new gin from across the water? We are constantly on the lookout for great gins, and couldn't pass up this London Dry.
What’s London Dry? It’s a classification of gin production where only water, additional neutral grain spirit, and a small amount of sugar (no more than 0.1 gram of sugar per litre) may be added after distillation. London Dry gin doesn’t not need to be made in London or indeed in the UK.
However, my pick for today is a gin that firmly places its London heritage front and centre.
Boodles Gin was created in 1845 and named after a famous London Gentleman’s Club – Boodles. One famous former member was James Bond author, Ian Flemming, making Boodles perfect for a vesper martini perhaps? The gin disappeared for a time and passed through a number of hands before thankfully being re-born a few years ago. What makes Boodles unusual in the that it does not contain any citrus botanicals, the assumption being that one will serve it with a citrus garnish of your choosing. As such it tastes mellow, herby and spicy making it the perfect base for your preferred G&T. And at a perfect price at €28.95 down form €34.95. Enjoy.
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