The TEN BOTANICALS of our Port Barrel Gin
Our Dorset Dry Gin rested in used Ruby Port barrels for three years. There are just 280 bottles available of this first release of out 3 Year Special Reserve Port Barrel Gin. Put 2027 in your diary to get hold of a bottle from the next batch.
Lifting the Dorset Dry from its classic, London Dry foundation bringing a subtle floral sweetness and cut straw - once perfectly described as a ‘yellow brightness’.
Once distilled the salt is left behind in the still, adding to the Dorset Dry only the luscious and herbaceous green notes akin to green tea and a remarkable caramel sweetness.
The last botanical to join the Dorset Dry recipe – cooling blue fruit that calms the peaks and troughs of our botanical recipe. A good nose can pick out the lingering jammy finish of the Dorset Dry.
The vital component in gin and the headline act in the Dorset Dry.
A usual suspect in a London Dry, and used in the Dorset Dry in the absence of lemon peel in the botanical mix.
Works as a drying agent in the Dorset Dry, adding a bitterness that’s essential to its classic, London Dry gin foundation.
Used less for its flavour and more for its trickery in binding and enhancing flavours, giving longevity to the gin.
Cassia bark adds a layer of sweet spiced complexity to the Dorset Dry, bridging the gaps between the piney juniper and the bold citrus melody of coriander seed, bitter orange and lime.
Bitter Orange Peel
Welcoming notes of warm rich sweet citrus that round off the spice and heat from juniper and cassia bark. This comforting orange is paired with the bright, crisp punctuation of fresh lime peel.
Fresh Lime Peel
Citrus × latifolia
Subtle when neat, yet when diluted with tonic the lime peel jumps forward, self-garnishing the drink with a refreshing lime zest bite. Clawingly dry, moreish and inviting.