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Ableforth's Bathtub Gin

Ableforth's Bathtub Gin

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Ableforth's Bathtub Gin: A Deep Dive into a Award-Winning Spirit

Aromatic Journey: A Symphony of Citrus and Spice

Ableforth's Bathtub Gin takes its name from the traditional cold-compounding method used to create its unique flavour profile. This gin offers a complex and captivating aromatic experience. On the nose, juniper, the defining characteristic of gin, takes centre stage. However, it's not a one-note performance. Juniper is complemented by a burst of citrus, with notes of orange blossom and orange peel adding a touch of sunshine. Warming spices like cardamom and cinnamon peek through subtly, hinting at the depth of flavour to come.

Savouring the Flavour: A Luxurious Mouthfeel

The first sip of Ableforth's Bathtub Gin reveals a luxuriously smooth and creamy mouthfeel. This is due to the double-infusion process, which coaxes out the full essence of the botanicals. The juniper remains prominent, providing a classic gin foundation. However, it's beautifully balanced by the vibrant citrus notes. Fresh orange peel dances on the palate, offering a burst of zesty sweetness. The warming spices, particularly cardamom, emerge more fully, adding a touch of complexity and warmth. The finish is long and lingering, with the citrus and spice notes intertwining harmoniously.

The Perfect Serve: Unlocking the Full Potential

To truly appreciate the intricate flavours of Ableforth's Bathtub Gin, a simple Gin & Tonic is the ideal serve. Here's how to create a showstopping drink:

  • Ingredients:
    1. 50ml Ableforth's Bathtub Gin
    2. 150ml Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water (available at The General Wine Co.)
    3. Large ice cube
    4. Orange slice (optional)
  • Method:
    1. Fill a copa glass with large ice cubes.
    2. Pour in 50ml of Ableforth's Bathtub Gin.
    3. Gently top up the glass with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water, allowing the bubbles to rise naturally.
    4. Garnish with a twist of orange peel (optional) for a touch of citrus flair.

Fever-Tree Tonic Pairing:

Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water is the perfect complement to Ableforth's Bathtub Gin. This tonic water is crafted with natural botanicals, including rosemary, thyme, and orange peel, which beautifully enhance the gin's existing citrus and spice notes. The subtle quinine bitterness balances the sweetness of the gin, creating a refreshingly balanced drink.

Food Pairings: A Culinary Adventure

Ableforth's Bathtub Gin's versatility makes it a fantastic partner for a variety of culinary delights. Here are some suggested food pairings to elevate your dining experience:

  • Canapés and Starters: Pair the gin with citrus-cured salmon on brown bread or a selection of cured meats and olives. The citrus notes in the gin will complement the flavours of the salmon, while the juniper and spice will cut through the richness of the meats.
  • Seafood Dishes: Enjoy the gin with grilled scallops, pan-seared sea bass, or a creamy seafood linguine. The citrus and spice notes in the gin will beautifully complement the delicate flavours of the seafood.
  • Spicy Cuisine: Ableforth's Bathtub Gin stands up well to the heat of spicy dishes like Thai curries or Indian curries. The juniper and spice notes in the gin will mirror the warmth of the spices in the food, creating a harmonious balance.
  • Desserts: For a unique and delightful pairing, try Ableforth's Bathtub Gin with a citrus tart, orange sorbet, or a cheese board. The citrus and spice notes in the gin will provide a refreshing counterpoint to the sweetness of the desserts or the creaminess of the cheese.

In Conclusion: A Gin for Every Occasion

Ableforth's Bathtub Gin is a remarkable spirit that deserves a place in every gin lover's collection. Its complex flavour profile, with its interplay of juniper, citrus, and spice, makes it a joy to sip neat or savour in a perfectly crafted Gin & Tonic. With its versatility in food pairings, Ableforth's Bathtub Gin is a gin that can be enjoyed throughout the course of a meal, from pre-dinner drinks to delightful dessert pairings. So, raise a glass and embark on a flavourful journey with Ableforth's Bathtub Gin – a truly award-winning experience.

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