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Sipsmith Distillery London Dry Gin

Sipsmith Distillery London Dry Gin

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Sipsmith London Dry Gin: A Deep Dive into a London Gin Renaissance

Sipsmith London Dry Gin is a modern classic, playing a pivotal role in the resurgence of high-quality gins distilled in the heart of London. This meticulously crafted spirit embodies the tradition of London Dry Gin, offering a bold yet balanced flavour profile that shines in both classic cocktails and contemporary creations.

A Legacy Revived: The Story Behind Sipsmith

In 2009, childhood friends Sam Galsworthy and Fairfax Hall, alongside drinks historian Jared Brown, embarked on a mission to revive London's gin-making heritage. Their journey led to the creation of Sipsmith, the first copper pot distillery to open in London in nearly 200 years. Their dedication to using time-honoured techniques and the finest botanicals resulted in Sipsmith London Dry Gin, a spirit that quickly garnered acclaim for its exceptional quality.

The Essence of London Dry: A Look at the Botanical Blend

Sipsmith London Dry Gin is a symphony of ten carefully selected botanicals. The juniper berries, the cornerstone of any gin, take centre stage, offering a robust and spicy backbone. Citrus notes of lemon and orange peel add a burst of freshness, while coriander seeds contribute a touch of warmth and earthiness.

The supporting cast of botanicals elevates Sipsmith to another level. Madagascan cinnamon bark brings a subtle sweetness, while Spanish ground almonds provide a hint of marzipan. Orris root, sourced from Italy, adds a touch of floral elegance, and liquorice root offers a touch of complexity. The final touch comes from cassia bark, adding a delicate spice that harmonises beautifully with the other botanicals.

Aromatic Adventure: Unveiling the Flavour Profile

Sipsmith London Dry Gin is a feast for the senses. On the nose, a wave of floral notes reminiscent of a summer meadow greets you first. This is quickly followed by the unmistakable aroma of juniper, which takes centre stage with its mellow and rounded character. Hints of zesty citrus peel complete the initial impression, promising a refreshing journey on the palate.

The first sip delivers on that promise. The dry juniper takes the lead, unfolding in a wave of flavour. As it settles, notes of lemon tart and orange marmalade emerge, creating a delightful citrusy sweetness. These vibrant flavours dance on the tongue before harmoniously intertwining with the underlying juniper.

The finish is as classic as it is satisfying. Dryness takes centre stage, accentuated by the lingering warmth of juniper. A subtle hint of lemon tart lingers on the palate, providing a refreshing and inviting conclusion to the tasting experience.

Sipping Suggestions: Unlocking the Versatility of Sipsmith

Sipsmith London Dry Gin's balanced flavour profile makes it a versatile spirit, perfect for enjoying neat, on the rocks, or as the star ingredient in classic and contemporary cocktails.

  • The Perfect Gin & Tonic: For a simple yet satisfying serve, combine 50ml of Sipsmith London Dry Gin with 150ml of high-quality Indian tonic water. Garnish with a wedge of lime for a timeless and refreshing drink.
  • The Sophisticated Martini:  For a martini that exudes elegance, stir 60ml of Sipsmith London Dry Gin with 10ml of dry vermouth over ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
  • A Contemporary Twist: The Sipsmith Bramble: Muddle 15 blackberries and a handful of fresh mint leaves in a shaker. Add 50ml of Sipsmith London Dry Gin, 20ml of fresh lemon juice, and 10ml of sugar syrup. Shake well with ice and double strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

In Conclusion: A Gin Worthy of Its Legacy

Sipsmith London Dry Gin is a testament to the enduring legacy of London Dry Gin. With its meticulous distillation process, carefully selected botanicals, and captivating flavour profile, Sipsmith offers a gin-drinking experience that is both classic and contemporary. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as part of a well-crafted cocktail, Sipsmith London Dry Gin is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Explore the world of Sipsmith at The General Wine Company

At The General Wine Company, we are proud to offer Sipsmith London Dry Gin alongside a curated selection of premium gins. Visit our website or our store to discover the perfect bottle for your next gin adventure.

 

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