3 Wonderful Gins for World Gin Day.
Saturday the 12th of June is World Gin Day 2021.
Held on the second Saturday each June, the annual celebration started as a group of friends meeting to chat gin in 2009, eventually becoming the official global day to celebrate the juniper spirit.
We’ve chosen three of out favourite gins to recommend for the upcoming celebration.
3 Wonderful Gins for World Gin Day – Conker Dorset Dry Gin
Right up there with our favourite gins at the moment, this truly British offering is certainly one to be enjoyed during this current heatwave. Personally, I’ve enjoyed Conker’s gin in a dry martini but it is equally fantastic complementing a classic G&T.
Distilled in Bournemouth from British wheat spirit and New Forest Spring Water, the Dorset Dry is a refreshing take on a classic London Dry; 10 botanicals well-balanced and Juniper-led, with the bright and refreshing Dorset notes of elderberries, marsh samphire and hand foraged gorse flowers.
Tasting Notes – An intricate gin that is slightly less dry than its London Dry cousin. Complex and layered, with a bright freshness and intriguingly long summery finish that invites the second sip. The Dorset Dry makes a moreish G&T and a divine Dry Martini.
3 Wonderful Gins for World Gin Day – Hernö Dry Gin
Hernö Dry Gin is a round and smooth London dry gin, with a juniper character, fresh citrus notes and a floral complexity which makes the gin very enjoyable on its own.
Using eight carefully selected botanicals from around the world, all are certified organic. Juniper berries from Hungary, Coriander seeds from Bulgaria, Hand-peeled Lemon, Lingon berries from Sweden, Meadowsweet from the United Kingdom, Black Pepper from India, Cassia from Indonesia and fresh Vanilla from Madagascar.
Hernö Gin was released on the 1st of December 2012. During the spring of 2013 it was entered at the Global Gin Masters for the first time and received two Gold medals. Today Hernö Gin is the most awarded gin in Europe 2103–2017 and was honoured with the World’s best Gin 2017, plus World’s best G&T went to its Old Tom Gin in 2020.
- Nose: Round juniper character, fresh citrus notes and a floral complexity.
- Palate: Rich and lightly oily texture. Fresh, crunchy green, spicy notes of coriander. A mellow sweetness combined with vanilla and cassia bark.
- Finish: Long lasting citrus and juniper with a hint of black pepper.
3 Wonderful Gins for World Gin Day – Animal Spirit
Tasting the Rabbit Gin is the finest of G&T experiences. The subtle sweetness of the dry gin is exquisite whilst botanical such as cardamom, Kazbek hops, Sichuan green pepper and magnolia berries compliment towards a balanced, full body flavour.
Organic juniper is ethically sourced for the gin from a primeval forest and the gin is produced at Thames Distillers; a real London centric feel from Animal Spirits.
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