Langton's No. 1 Gin
Langton's // England
Launched in 2012, this gin is made using slate-filtered water from an aquifer below the mountain of Skiddaw in northwest England. Distillation is done in a copper pot-still utilizing a base of English wheat neutral spirit. The botanicals are steeped before the fourth distillation. These 11 botanicals include oak bark from the Lake District, juniper, lemon peel, orange peel, and licorice.
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.
"The gin gives off the piney juniper and orange peel right away, but there is an earthy quality under the surface. The gin is full and soft on the mouthfeel due in large part to the water source. The bark really leaves an impression on the finish. It gives the gin the bitterness and heightens the herbal and earthy factor. There is a just a touch of sweetness there that helps to balance the gin out. This certainly stands out from other gins and you'd be wise to taste before using amari or other bitters in your cocktail."