Abelforth's // England
Initially launched in 2011, this gin was formerly known as "Professor Ampleforth's Bathtub Gin", but has been repackaged as Abelforth's Bathtub Gin. Same packaging of brown paper and a wax seal. The gin itself is made in the cold-compounding method which generally is made by taking artificial flavors and adding to a neutral spirit. Not in this case. Made in small batches, the botanicals which include juniper, coriander, orange peel, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom, are monitored in the infusion and tasted frequently to ensure consistency. Note: This is not currently available in the U.S.
Compound GinCompound gins are produced by simply taking a neutral spirit and adding juniper extract and other flavor essences (which can be natural or artificial) without the additional step of re-distilling. These gins are often referred to as "Bathtub Gins".
"The gin begins quite aromatically with all the botanicals working in tandem. As you taste, the gin shows a full body with cardamom coming in a bit louder on the finish. A solid wintery gin, this would be lovely in a winter gin punch or even a gin toddy."