Journey to the west with this eclectic gin-enlightenment sampler series, and wind up in Nirvana. This wonderful “Stone Monkey” 4 set will tantalise your taste buds. Discover gin from around the world, German Monkey, Icelandic Miller and British Adnams and Bloom.
Germany | 47% abv | Aromatic | Main botanicals: 47 botanicals, including cloves, lavender,
cranberries, pine needles, and peppers | Recommended Pairing: Lavender or Plum
As the name implies, a mind-blowing 47 separate botanicals give this gin its juniper and citrus-dominant sweet floral aroma, which produce an unusually clean flavour for such a complex and full-flavoured gin. Half of the ingredients are sourced from the Black Forest in Germany, and include cloves, lavender, cranberries, pine needles, peppers and many others. The number 47 also refers to the 47% abv of the finished product, which is first made by Black Forest Distillers from the traditional British recipe for gin, then left to marinate in earthenware vats for 100 days. This gin is made by German distillers, and comes in a corked brown bottle, with a giant postage-stamp-like label featuring a monkey collecting botanicals.
Black Forest Distillers made the conscious decision to reject an industrial
approach that would have promised greater production capacity at the cost of quality.-Monkey47.com
UK/ Iceland | 40% abv | Dry | Main botanicals: Coriander, angelica, orange peel, lemon peel,
lime oil, orris, cassia, nutmeg, licorice, cucumber | Recommended Pairing: Lemon
Young 40% ABV Dry/Citrus gin of only thirteen years in the making. A great quality gin produced by mixologists, through a double distillation process, the first producing an earthy botanical (juniper cassia, Florentine iris, and angelica), and highly floral gin, and the second distillation producing "almost a citrus vodka". The two are then mixed together for ten days and finally, the distillate is shipped to Iceland and combined with glacier water which has been filtered through the mountain for 800 years. This water produces the unique gradated mouthy feel that is Martin Miller's signature.
Born out of Love, Obsession and a bit of Madness. -Martinmillersgin.com
Adnams First Rate
United Kingdom | 48% abv | Savoury | Main botanicals: Coriander Seed, Cardamom Pod, Sweet Orange Peel & Licorice Root | Recommended Pairing: Thyme & Olive
Beginning with 17 botanicals, Adnams developed their First Rate Gin out of 13 of the originals, to refine and deliver a mingling of juniper and spices, with a softening citrus hint. Made with a complex and powerful blend of 13 botanicals to complement the strength of this spirit, including coriander seed, sweet orange peel, cardamom pod and licorice root to create a well-rounded and silky smooth aromatic gin, taken from the sweetest purest cut from the copper still. It delivers spice mingled with Juniper and softened with hints of citrus at 48% abv. Adnams First Rate is distributed in a bottle with the mast of a ship, alluding to the proud Naval tradition of Captain's grade gin.
Made with a complex and powerful blend of 13 botanicals to complement the strength of this spirit, it delivers aromatic spices mingled with Juniper and softened with hints of citrus. -Adnams.co.uk
United Kingdom | 40% abv | Floral | Main botanicals: Juniper, honeysuckle, chamomile and pomelo | Recommended Pairing: Strawberry
Created by Joanne Moore, one of the few master female gin distillers at the second largest distillery in Britain, at G&J Greenall. BLOOM Gin's London Dry is made with less common gin botanicals such as chamomile (floral softness), honeysuckle and pomelo (orangey notes), which captures the essence of spring gardens. It's triple distilled and fresh demineralised spring water is used to reduce the spirit to 40% ABV. BLOOM comes in a modern and decidedly feminine bottle, which represents a fresh new way to present Gin. Thus, it appeals to many a broader market of drink enthusiasts, rather than just gin fans.
BLOOM is a distinctly floral London Dry Gin inspired by the
true beauty of nature, created by Joanne Moore. -Bloomgin.com