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Portolbello Road No.171 Gin

Portolbello Road No.171 Gin

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Portobello Road No.171 Gin: A Deep Dive into a London Dry Classic

Standing proudly amongst the titans of London Dry Gin, Portobello Road No.171 Gin has carved a niche for itself with its unwavering commitment to tradition and exceptional quality. Distilled in the heart of London, this handcrafted spirit boasts a complex yet balanced flavour profile, making it a favourite among gin connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike.

A Legacy Steeped in Tradition

The story of Portobello Road No.171 Gin begins in 2011, nestled above a historic pub on the famed Portobello Road. Four friends, united by a passion for gin, embarked on a mission to create a spirit that captured the essence of London Dry Gin. Their dedication to using time-honoured methods and the finest botanicals resulted in the No.171 Gin we know and love today.

Unveiling the Botanical Symphony

Portobello Road No.171 Gin is a symphony of nine carefully chosen botanicals. The base spirit, distilled from 100% English wheat, provides a clean canvas upon which the botanicals paint their vibrant flavours. Juniper, the quintessential gin botanical, takes centre stage, offering a robust and earthy foundation. Alongside it, zesty citrus notes of lemon and bitter orange peel dance, adding a touch of brightness. Coriander seeds lend a touch of warmth and spice, while orris root and angelica root contribute to a smooth and floral character. The intrigue deepens with the introduction of cassia bark, offering a hint of cinnamon-like sweetness. Finally, liquorice root and nutmeg weave their magic, leaving a lingering, peppery finish that lingers on the palate.

A Tasting Journey for the Senses

On the Nose: The initial aroma is an invigorating burst of juniper, followed by a wave of citrus freshness. Hints of peppery spice and floral notes peek through, creating an enticing and complex bouquet.

On the Palate: The first sip delivers a generous punch of juniper, immediately establishing its classic London Dry character. As the gin unfurls across the palate, a symphony of flavours unfolds. Zesty citrus notes take centre stage, offering a burst of vibrancy. Coriander seeds add a touch of warmth, while the floral and earthy notes from the orris root and angelica root create a smooth and well-rounded experience. The subtle sweetness of cassia bark emerges, perfectly balanced by the peppery intrigue of liquorice root and nutmeg on the finish.

The Perfect Serve

Portobello Road No.171 Gin's versatility makes it a perfect base for a wide range of cocktails. To savour the gin in all its glory, we recommend a classic Gin & Tonic.

Classic Gin & Tonic Recipe:

  • 50ml Portobello Road No.171 Gin
  • 150ml Premium Tonic Water (Indian or Mediterranean style)
  • Large Ice Cube
  • Garnish: Twist of Pink Grapefruit (or a wedge of lime for a more traditional touch)

Method:

  1. Fill a highball glass with large ice cubes.
  2. Add 50ml of Portobello Road No.171 Gin.
  3. Gently pour over 150ml of chilled tonic water, allowing the bubbles to rise naturally.
  4. Express the oils from a twist of pink grapefruit (or lime wedge) over the glass and drop it in.
  5. Give it a gentle stir and enjoy!

Beyond the Classic: Cocktail Explorations

While the Gin & Tonic is a timeless pairing, Portobello Road No.171 Gin shines in various cocktails. Here are a couple of suggestions to tantalise your taste buds:

  • Negroni: This classic Italian cocktail combines equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. Substitute your usual gin with Portobello Road No.171 for a delightful twist.
  • French 75: This effervescent cocktail features gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. Portobello Road No.171 Gin's citrus notes and peppery finish will add a delightful complexity to this bubbly drink.

In Conclusion:

Portobello Road No.171 Gin is a testament to the enduring legacy of London Dry Gin. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to quality, this spirit offers a flavour profile that is both classic and captivating. Whether enjoyed in a simple Gin & Tonic or explored in creative cocktails, Portobello Road No.171 Gin promises a delightful drinking experience for every gin enthusiast.

Order your bottle of Portobello Road No.171 Gin today from The General Wine Co. and embark on your own flavour adventure!

 

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