Jensen's Bermondsey Gin
Jensen's Bermondsey // England
This London Dry Gin is one of the few that is actually distilled in London. Originally produced at the Thames Distillery, this is now distilled at their own (tiny) distillery in the district of Bermondsey in south London. The gin is meant to emulate gins from the early 19th century and while traditional botanicals are used, there is less of an emphasis on juniper. Made in small batches, this gin is bottled at 43% ABV.
Distilled GinThis style of gin takes a neutral spirit and then adds juniper berries and other natural flavorings before it is re-distilled. After distillation, additional flavors (artificial or natural) and sweeteners may be added.
"Aroma of coriander and bright citrus notes are first to appear before juniper and a little licorice sets in. There may be less juniper in the batch, but because the gin lacks earthy, rooty aromas, it allows the other botanicals to rise higher and shine a little brighter. The gin is soft on your palate and seems to quickly leave without leaving much bitterness from the piney juniper. A hint of violet whispers to you an adieu."