Sipsmith Raffles 1915
A timeless classic in the making, with delicately spiced botanicals, it is an embodiment of the Raffles legend as being an oasis for the well-travelled and the beating heart of Singapore during the golden age of exotic travel and cocktail innovation – an experience travellers continue to seek out and treasure to this day.
Created by Head Distiller Oliver Kitson to mark 100 years of the Singapore Sling at Raffles, and to inspire a new generation of bartenders to take up the mantle set by famed bartender Ngiam Tong Boon – creator of the original Singapore Sling – the newly developed Raffles 1915 Gin marks a new chapter in the history of this most illustrious of cocktails.
Handcrafted at the Sipsmith Distillery in London, available in Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Selfridges, the recipe is a sensational balance of Malaysian botanicals – jasmine flowers, fresh pomelo peel, lemongrass, Kaffir lime leaf, nutmeg and cardamom – distilled alongside some of the classic gin botanicals found in the award-winning Sipsmith London Dry Gin. The resulting taste is a smooth and full-bodied spirit, with the warmth of sweet orange spice coupled with an elegant, bright, balanced finish.
Gin-Note.com™ flavour guidance
Elegant and Spice
A stunningly smooth spiced gin that evokes that moment when someone would have sipped their first Singapore Sling in the Raffles Long Bar.
Ideal mixer: Citrus tonic
Recommended garnish: Orange wheel
Ideal serve: Stir down a Negroni or mix with Mediterranean tonic
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|Nose:||Baked apple, coriander, lemongrass, cardamon and grapefruit.|
|Palate:||Dry and spicy. Piney juniper, sweet lime zest and a complex array of spice with a nutty roundness.|
|Finish:||Cinnamon, zesty lime and black pepper with a lingering sweetness.|
|Serve:||Singapore Sling with Pink Grapefruit|