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Conker Spirit Port Barrel Gin - Limited Edition Run

Conker Spirit Port Barrel Gin - Limited Edition Run

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Conker Spirit Port Barrel Gin: A Limited-Edition Ruby Jewel

A marriage of Dorset Dry gin and ruby port, Conker Spirit's Port Barrel Gin offers a unique and flavourful experience. This limited-edition gin boasts a stunning ruby-pink hue, hinting at the delicious depths within.

On the Nose:

The first impression is a delightful interplay between the classic juniper notes of a London Dry Gin and the rich, oaky influence of the port barrel. The juniper provides a crisp, piney base, while the port adds layers of sweetness and warm spice. Hints of vanilla oak, red berries, and jammy red grape emerge, creating a complex and enticing aroma.

On the Palate:

The initial sip delivers a burst of flavour that perfectly balances the gin's botanical character with the port's influence. The juniper remains prominent, offering a dry and herbaceous foundation. This is beautifully complemented by the sweetness of the port, which adds notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and ripe berries. The oak barrel contributes a subtle tannic structure and a touch of spice, creating a well-rounded and harmonious flavour profile.

The Finish:

The finish is long and satisfying, with the juniper slowly fading to reveal lingering notes of oak, vanilla, and dried fruit. A pleasant warmth lingers on the tongue, a testament to the port's influence.

Serving Suggestions:

Pure Enjoyment:

  • For a true appreciation of the gin's complexity, enjoy it neat, served in a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a single orange peel or a few fresh raspberries to enhance the flavour profile.
  • Serve over a large ice cube in a rocks glass for a slightly chilled and diluted experience. This allows the individual botanicals and the port influence to shine through.

Gin & Tonic with a Twist:

  • Conker Spirit Port Barrel Gin pairs exceptionally well with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water. The tonic's citrus notes and subtle bitterness beautifully complement the gin's juniper and berry character, while the rosemary and thyme botanicals in the tonic echo the gin's herbal notes. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary or a thyme branch for an extra touch of sophistication.

Food Pairings:

Due to its unique flavour profile, Conker Spirit Port Barrel Gin offers a variety of exciting food pairing possibilities. Here are some suggestions:

  • Cheese: Pair the gin with creamy cheeses like brie or camembert. The sweetness of the port and the creaminess of the cheese create a delightful textural and flavour contrast.
  • Charcuterie: Complement the gin with cured meats like prosciutto or chorizo. The salty and savoury flavours of the charcuterie balance the sweetness of the port and highlight the juniper character of the gin.
  • Desserts: Conker Spirit Port Barrel Gin pairs surprisingly well with desserts that feature berries, chocolate, or oaky flavours. Try it with a dark chocolate tart with raspberry coulis, a blackberry crumble, or a bread pudding with a hint of cinnamon.

Beyond the Bottle:

Conker Spirit Port Barrel Gin is a versatile spirit that can be enjoyed beyond just sipping or cocktails. Here's how to incorporate it into your culinary creations:

  • Desserts: Use the gin in a marinade for berries or stone fruits before incorporating them into a dessert.
  • Sauces: Add a splash of the gin to a pan sauce for grilled meats or roasted vegetables for a unique flavour dimension.
  • Cocktails: Experiment by using Conker Spirit Port Barrel Gin in classic gin cocktails like a Negroni or a French 75 for a delightful twist.

A Limited-Edition Treat:

Conker Spirit Port Barrel Gin is a must-try for gin enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates a unique and flavourful spirit. With its limited-edition status, it's an opportunity to experience something truly special. So, don't miss your chance to grab a bottle of this exquisite gin and embark on a delightful flavour journey.

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