The UK is the motherland of gin, and remains its biggest producer. While gin is often believed to be a quintessentially English spirit, there many excellent gins made throughout the nation.
Martin Miller’s Gin may be blended in Iceland, but it is distilled in the UK at the renowned Langley Distillery using two pot still distillations. The brand’s award-winning Westbourne iteration has a higher ABV and spicier character to boot, making it a robust base for simple classic cocktails. Developed with bartenders in mind, Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin – a London Dry – is ideal for those with a penchant for full-flavoured, piquant serves.
Suggested serves: Classic Indian or aromatic tonic waters work well with the zesty and herbal flavours of this gin. Garnish with a bay leaf or sprig of rosemary and grapefruit. Also delicious in an Elderflower Gin Fizz cocktail, made with gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and topped with Prosecco or soda.
Burst of grapefruit on the nose gives way to a refined herbal aroma of fresh mint and sweet basil. On the palate, an upfront kick of warm chilli complements – as opposed to overwhelms – the delicate floral notes of cardamom. Flavours of dried fruit, nutmeg, and masala spice linger pleasantly in the mouth.