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Nibbs Surrey Hops Gin

Nibbs Surrey Hops Gin

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Nibbs Surrey Hops Gin: A Celebration of Local Flavour in Every Sip

The General Wine Company is proud to offer Nibbs Surrey Hops Gin, a small-batch, artisan gin crafted with passion in the heart of Surrey. This unique spirit celebrates the rich brewing heritage of the region by incorporating locally sourced Farnham hops – a distinctive botanical that adds a delightful twist to the classic gin profile.

On the Nose:

Pour yourself a generous measure of Nibbs Surrey Hops Gin and take a moment to appreciate its inviting aroma. The juniper, the cornerstone of any good gin, is present but not overpowering. Instead, it forms a harmonious base for a symphony of botanical notes. Fresh, citrusy hints of orange peel and lemon zest dance alongside delicate floral notes like lavender and chamomile. But the true star of the show is the unmistakable fragrance of Farnham hops. Earthy, slightly spicy, and with a touch of herbal greenness, the hops add a captivating layer of complexity that sets this gin apart.

On the Palate:

The first sip of Nibbs Surrey Hops Gin is a revelation. The juniper asserts itself gently, warming the palate and introducing the classic gin character. Citrus zest explodes on the tongue, offering a burst of refreshing tartness that is quickly balanced by the earthy depth of the hops. The floral notes carry over from the nose, adding a subtle sweetness and a touch of perfume. The hops linger on the finish, their bitterness mingling beautifully with the peppery warmth of juniper and the zesty citrus. The overall impression is one of remarkable balance and elegance, with each botanical playing its part to create a truly unique flavour experience.

Botanical Blend:

The exact recipe for Nibbs Surrey Hops Gin is a closely guarded secret, but we can identify some of the botanicals that contribute to its distinctive character:

  • Juniper: The foundation of all gins, juniper berries provide the gin's characteristic piney aroma and flavour.
  • Farnham Hops: Locally sourced from the Farnham area of Surrey, these hops add a unique earthy, spicy, and slightly bitter note to the gin.
  • Citrus Peel: Orange peel and lemon zest contribute a burst of refreshing citrus that brightens the palate.
  • Floral Notes: Delicate hints of lavender and chamomile add a touch of sweetness and complexity to the aroma and flavour profile.
  • Other Botanicals: The recipe likely includes other botanicals commonly found in gin, such as coriander seeds, angelica root, and orris root, which work together to create a well-rounded and harmonious flavour profile.

Serving Suggestions:

Nibbs Surrey Hops Gin's versatility makes it perfect for enjoying in a variety of ways. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Classic Gin & Tonic: For a simple yet refreshing drink, combine 50ml of Nibbs Surrey Hops Gin with high-quality tonic water, a squeeze of fresh lime, and a sprig of mint. The citrus and mint will accentuate the gin's zesty notes, while the tonic water will provide a pleasant bitterness that complements the earthy character of the hops.
  • Hop-Forward Cocktail: To truly showcase the unique flavour of the Farnham hops, try a Hop-Forward Cocktail. Combine 50ml of Nibbs Surrey Hops Gin with 25ml of elderflower liqueur, 25ml of fresh grapefruit juice, and a dash of orange bitters. Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
  • Herbal Gin Fizz: For a lighter and more herbal option, create a Herbal Gin Fizz. Combine 50ml of Nibbs Surrey Hops Gin with 25ml of lemon juice, 25ml of simple syrup, and a sprig of fresh rosemary. Shake well with ice and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

A Local Gin with Global Appeal:

Nibbs Surrey Hops Gin is a testament to the dedication and innovation of small-batch distillers. By utilising locally sourced ingredients and traditional methods, they have crafted a gin that is both unique and delicious. Whether you're a seasoned gin enthusiast or just starting to explore the world of craft spirits, Nibbs Surrey Hops Gin is a must-try. With its complex flavour profile and refreshing taste, it's sure to become a new favourite.

Order your bottle of Nibbs Surrey Hops Gin from The General Wine Company today and experience the taste of Surrey in every sip!

 

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