Working in the world of spirits for over 20 years, founder Simon Ford realised that the ultimate cocktail gin did not exist. He set out to change this with the leaders of the craft cocktail movement – a small band of bartenders, distillers and professional drinkers. After various versions of a recipe, it was on attempt #83 that they cracked the code for Fords Gin. Today, the same blend of nine botanicals is heralded as The Cocktail Gin.
Fords Gin was born on the back of a cocktail napkin—an inspired plan to create a spirit that works with all of the classic gin cocktails.
It’s flavour profile was reverse-engineered by mapping the key ingredients of classic cocktails and matching them to botanicals, resulting in a perfectly balanced blend of 9 botanicals from around the globe and it is a versatile, modern take on the classic London Dry style of gin ideal for just about any gin cocktail. Distilled at Thames Distillers, Fords Gin is a collaboration between 11th generation Master Distiller Charles Maxwell and Simon Ford.
The mix of nine botanicals starts with a traditional backbone of Juniper and Coriander seed and is balanced by citrus (bitter orange, lemon & grapefruit peel), florals (jasmine flower & orris), and spices (angelica & cassia). At 90 proof Fords Gin holds a lot of flavour, making it your cocktail’s favourite gin!