Oxley Classic English Dry Gin
London Dry Gin
Oxley // England
Released in 2009, Oxley is a premium gin produced at the Thames Distillery and is owned by Bacardi. Following a 15-hour maceration with the base spirit, the 14 botanical ingredients - juniper, grapefruit, lemon, oranges, meadowsweet, vanilla, aniseed, orris root, licorice root, cocoa, grains of paradise, cassia bark, nutmeg and coriander - undergo a unique "cold vacuum" distillation. The botanicals are placed in a vacuum-still at such a low air pressure that they distill at sub-freezing temperature. This protects the botanicals from being harmed from the hotter temperatures if they underwent a normal distillation process. After distillation, the gin is then bottled at 47%.
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.
"A combination of floral and bright citrus notes greets you on the nose with juniper and other spices lurking in the background. Further trips on the nose bring out a bit of rooty and licorice notes. The use of vanilla and licorice give the gin just enough sweetness to balance the other ingredients. Juniper is solidly present throughout and citrus is there to close out the evening. Thoughts on a cocktail are plentiful but starting out with a Martini isn't a bad idea."