Geranium London Dry Gin
London Dry Gin
Geranium // London, England
Geranium Gin created by Henrik Hammer and was launched in 2009. It is distilled at the Langley Distillery in England and made from a pure wheat grain base. Ten botanials are used including its namesake Geranium, citrus peel, orris root, licorice and one undisclosed ingredient. it is bottled at 44% 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 floral notes primarily stay just on the aroma and are difficult to discern as you taste. Coriander couples well with it as does the citrus peels and it is all reminiscent of orange flower water. Juniper is pretty solid throughout and has a spicy, cinnamon-y finish. Cocktail thoughts turn to a French 75 to get the most from the aromas."