Sacred London Dry Gin
London Dry Gin
Sacred // London, England
Sacred Gin is produced in a micro-distillery in North London. (Not hyperbole. It's distilled in a family home.) Rather than using a traditional pot-still for production, vacuum-distillation is used which requires a far lower temperature. 12 botanicals are used including juniper, cardamom, citrus, nutmeg, and boswellia Sacra (aka frankincense), hence the name of gin. Nine other gins along with vermouth and other apéritifs are produced here as well.
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 frankincense comes in quite clear, but it also accentuates the juniper. There's a warmth to the gin and not just because it is an alcohol, but because the spice-driven gin seems to give that vibe. Holiday cookies come to mind with the pinch of nutmeg and cardamom. Definitely a gin to try and experiment with; somehow the need to have in a cocktail which calls for eggs or cream (or both like the Ramos Gin Fizz) seems to be in order."