Fifty Pounds Gin
London Dry Gin
Fifty Pounds Gin // England
Launched in 2010, Fifty Pounds Gin "honors" the 50 pound tax that was placed on gin producers in England following the passage of the Gin Act in 1736. During this time, a gin-distilling family who mockingly called themselves "Fifty Pounds" created a gin recipe they locked away.Years later, family' descendants rediscovered the recipe and followed it to produce this gin. It begins with a neutral grain spirit distilled four times. 11 botanicals, including juniper berries, coriander seed, grains of paradise, savory, orange and lemon peel, licorice, and angelica root (the other three botanicals used remain a family secret!) are then seeped with the spirit. After distillation, the gin is blended with more neutral spirit and proofed with demineralized water before bottling at 43.5% ABV.
London Dry GinNeutral spirit flavored with juniper and other botanicals. In the US, the minimum ABV is 40%; In the EU, it is 37.5%. Originally, only made in London, this can be made anywhere. No artificial flavors or colors can be added. Only water, neutral grain spirit, and sugar (no more than 0.1g/l) can be added.
"The aroma is fairly citrus-forward coupled with a piney juniper profile. Some floral activity (think lavender) is present, pleasantly so. Balanced overall profile, not too sweet or bitter. Each botanical has a role to play. Average body, with a dry peppery finish. Not rewriting any books, but it has a solid classic gin profile. A solid addition to any home bar."