Let the King be your guide on the sweet and spicy tour of the Royal grounds.
This wonderful “Royal Menagerie” 4 set will tantalise your taste buds. Discover gin from around the world, Germany, New Zealand Broken Heart, the Sweet Old Tom and Dry King of Soho.
King of Soho
United Kingdom | 42% abv | Dry | Main botanicals: Angelica, cassia, coriander, grapefruit peel,
and others | Recommended Pairing: Lime
Distilled In the heart of London using 12 botanicals, this gin is attributed by Howard Raymond to his late father Paul who was known as the "King of Soho" for his influence in the London Night adult entertainment industry. Being in the erotica business led him to create many famous top-shelf magazines such as ‘Men Only’ and ‘Escort’. Paul Raymond, who died in 2008, and is remembered as a controversial figure in London’s rich history. Presented in a beautiful blue bottle with fox caricature, each element on the bottle is intended to be symbolic. The fox tail represents a clever, though mischievous and "naughty" urban nature, reminiscent of the crowds strolling through Soho on a Saturday night. The trumpet symbolises the history of jazz, once home to the area and the book honours the publishing houses founded by Paul Raymond.
A modern classic, it is complex yet harmonious and ideal for cocktails and drinks where the spirit is King. -kingofsohodrinks.com
New Zealand | 40% abv | Citrus | Main botanicals: Angelica root, hops and malt, lavender, and
a mix of secret spices. | Recommended Pairing: Orange or Grapefruit
Broken Heart Gin is a tribute to friendship. The story begins with Joerg Henkenhaf (a pilot) and Bernd Schnabel (an engineer), two German’s living in New Zealand, with similar distilling ideas, embarked upon a three year project distilling the perfect gin. Sadly, in 2012, Bernd became ill with a particularly ruthless strain of cancer and passed away, leaving Joerg heart broken. A few months later Joerg decided to share the gin they made with the world, and Broken Heart Gin was born as a tribute to friendship and as a reminder to share treasured moments with the ones you love.
… as much as a broken heart hurts, it’s also a space to be ﬁlled with new beginnings -Brokenheartspirits.com
Germany | 45% abv | Spiced | Main botanicals: cassia bark, ginger, apples, pine, Baobab,
Buchu, lion’s tail and others | Recommended Pairing: Apple
Elephant is a German made 45% abv gin with an elephant-sized heart! 10% of the profits from Elephant gin is donated to Space For Elephants, and the Big Life Foundation to save African wildlife. Elephant is made in Hamburg, but uses fruits and other botanicals indigenous to Africa such as Buchu, Baobab, devil's claw, and lion's tail (an African shrub… no actual lions are harmed in the making of Elephant!). Each 800 bottle batch of this single-distilled spicy and exotic gin is named after an Elephant it supports.
The idea for an African-inspired gin evolved while reminiscing about the
so-called ‘sundowner’ drinks after a day out in the South African bush. -elephant-gin.com
Hayman’s Old Tom
United Kingdom | 40% abv | Sweet | Main botanicals: A mix of 10 secret botanicals | Recommended Pairing: Lemon Slice or Peel
“Authentic Victorian Style of gin” Distilled to a family recipe from the 1870’s, its an authentic mark of English Victorian Heritage. Back in the Victorian days, the gins were not high quality, due to crude distillation techniques and a tendency to cut the spirit with products like turpentine and sulphuric acid to increase profit margins, and sugar was added to make the tainted gin palatable. The public thus gained a taste for sweetened gin, and the style known as “old Tom” was born, named after the wooden cats that dispensed gin discreetly through the pub wall during prohibition times. With a hint of sweetness it delivers a more round and softer taste than the normal London Dry Gins, and fits in between the Dutch Genever and the London Dry.
We make award-winning English gin the original way, just as we always have. -haymansgin.com