LOCKDOWN LIBATIONS #3
A day dedicated to booze is very much our kinda day, and on 13th June it’s all about gin. Sadly we can’t go to bars and pubs for World Gin Day but that’s not gonna stop us from mixing up the bevs at home, and these are the gins we’re loving. Let the celebrations be-GIN.
You’ve heard of rye whisky, now there’s rye gin. The Kyrö Distillery Company in Finland makes gin using rye grain and local botanicals, giving it a citrus-y, menthol-y vibe. This one is great in a G&T with a suitably Nordic garnish of cranberries and rosemary.
Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’
Think pink with this beaut rosé gin from Salcombe Gin. It may look sweet – that’ll be the strawberries, rose petals and orange blossom – but it’s actually a dry gin with no added sugar, making it perfect for a summer spritz.
Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin
Distilled in County Wicklow in Ireland, Glendalough gin is made using freshly foraged wild botanicals from the mountains around the distillery (hence the name). It’s proper small batch, craft stuff and you can taste it.
Produced at Ealing Distillery, this craft gin is a real local London product. The botanicals include chamomile, rosemary, garden mint, and scented rose, which you’d find in the parks of Ealing and the bottle even takes inspo from the suburb’s Art Deco building.
Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz
Made in the Yarra Valley in Australia, Four Pillars steeps their classic dry gin with local Shiraz grapes for eight weeks to make this unique rich and juicy gin. All you need to add is lemon tonic and you’ve got the perfect summer serve.
Thanks to key botanicals of basil, arbequina olives and thyme, all sourced from the Med, Gin Mare is
herbaceous and savoury. It’s perfect in pre-dinner aperitivos and makes a great fruity G&T with an added spoonful of orange marmalade.