London Dry Gin
Fords Gin // England
Distilled at the Thames Distillery in London, Fords Gin is the final product resulting from the partnership between master distiller Charles Maxwell and Simon Ford of the 86 Co., a New York based spirits company. Using a neutral grain spirit made from English wheat, this gin has nine botanicals - juniper, coriander seed, lemon peel, bitter orange peel, grapefruit peel, angelica, cassia, jasmine and orris - which are steeped in the stills before being distilled with the base spirit.
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.
"An intensely aromatic profile greets you on the nose with classic gin botanicals, particularly juniper. Coriander and citrus peel are the highlights with the gin having an earthy backbone and piney juniper flavor. A gentle floral note is found as well. The finish has a cinnamon-y bite and a moderate bitter flavor. Very versatile gin for a variety of classic cocktails -- nice proof as well."