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Tutored Tasting of Gin 2015 - Ginposium 2015

David T Smith

Hammer & Sons Old English Gin (44.0% ABV)
Langley Distillery
Warley, Birmingham, UK
www.oldenglishgin.com
Spirit base: Neutral Grain Spirit
Botanicals: Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Lemon, Orange, Orris, Cassia, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Liquorice, Cardamom.
Sweetened with 4g sugar per litre.

Tanqueray Old Tom Gin (47.3% ABV)
Cameron Bridge Distillery
Leven, Fife, UK
www.tanqueray.com
Spirit base: Neutral Grain Spirit & New-make wheat spirit
Botanicals: Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Liquorice.
Sweetened with Beet Sugar.

Royal Dock Navy Strength Gin (57.0% ABV)
Haymans Distillery
Witham, Essex, UK
www.haymansgin.com
Spirit base: Neutral Grain Spirit
Botanicals: A mix of nine botanicals based on an 1863 recipe.

Perry’s Tot Navy Strength Gin (57.0% ABV)
NY Distilling Co.
Brooklyn, New York, USA
www.nydistilling.com
Spirit base: Corn
Botanicals: Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Star Anise and Wild Flower Honey.

Hayman’s Family Reserve (41.3% ABV)
Haymans Distillery
Witham, Essex, UK
www.haymansgin.com
Spirit base: Neutral Grain Spirit
Rested for a few weeks in ex-whisky oak casks.

Two Birds Sipping Gin (47.3% ABV)
Union Distillers Ltd.
Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK
www.twobirdsspirits.co.uk
Spirit base: Neutral Grain Spirit
Botanicals: Juniper, Coriander, Citrus, and a range of other botanicals.
Double rested with both European Oak and American pecan wood.

David T. Smith is a drinks writer and gin specialist. He is the author of ‘The Craft of Gin’ and upcoming titles, ‘Forgotten Spirits & Long-Lost Liqueurs’ and ‘How to Make Gin’. He runs the website SummerFruitCup.com, judges for various international spirits competitions, and works closely with the craft distillers in the UK and US.

Website: www.summerfruitcup.com
david@distilling.com