An extraordinary award-winning gin from Ableforth’s. Made using the traditional method of Cold Compounding (or in layman’s terms – infusing). Very high quality copper pot-still spirit is infused with ingredients including juniper, orange peel, coriander, cassia, cloves and cardamom, with the length of the compounding period controlled entirely by periodic sampling.
The result is an extraordinary gin, lightly tinted by the botanicals, and with a flavour which is both bold, and perfumed all at once. Sure to be a hit with amateur and professional mixologists alike.
Packaged using brown paper, string and wax, the presentation puts us in mind of a Victorian apothecary!
Ableforth’s Southside recipe:
50ml Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin
20ml fresh lemon juice
10ml sugar syrup
Shake all ingredients over ice, fine strain into a coupe glass and top with soda
Nose: An initially juniper-rich bouquet is backed up with a solid backbone of rich grain spirit. Top notes of cardamom and orange blossom are evident with just a suggestion of cinnamon.
Palate: The initial focus is juniper, but the earthier botanicals make themselves known in the initial palate too. Mouthfeel is exceptionally viscous and creamy – this is good spirit, and it makes itself known.
Finish: The juniper subsides and gives way to cardamom and cinnamon, with a late resurgence from orange peel.
Overall: A most unusual, but quite entrancing gin.