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It took well over a year to make a final decision on our new house spirit gin, which we have called Demijohnnie Gin, but we think you will be impressed by what you taste. Created for us by Roy and Penny Lewis of Helensburgh, (just North of Glasgow), this is a fantastically smooth spirit gin despite its strength of 50% abv. Based on a London Dry Gin recipe, the pungent aromatic qualities of juniper are clearly and pleasantly evident.
How is it best drunk?
This is not only a wonderful gin for G&T drinkers or gin cocktail fans such as the Martini, but its strength of flavour means it can be served over ice to sip in a seriously grown up way. If you are to drink it as a G&T, after quite a bit of experimentation with various types of Indian Tonic Water, we believe our Walter Gregor's Tonic from Aberdeenshire offers one of the best complimentary flavours available to enhance your G&T experience. If you are as keen on gin as us, then don't forget our other gin liqueurs: Seville Orange Gin, Gooseberry Gin, Sloe Gin, Damson Gin, Blackcurrant Gin, Black Cherry Gin and occasionally a delightful Wild Bullace Gin
How is this made?
A gin such as this one which is based on a London Gin recipe is made by the redistillation of pure grain spirit in conjunction with a selection of botanicals for flavouring. The predominant flavouring of all gin must be juniper berries but each boutique gin uses different additional botanicals. We rather like the qualities of this one, which incorporates 3 additional botanicals that of coriander seed, angelica root and rubbed savory (aka the bean herb). It is the citrus background taste from the coriander seed, however, that makes this particular gin quite so dry. This dry flavour was evident when Gin was first introduced to the UK from the Netherlands in the 17th Century.