A spicy gin that focuses on the warming botanicals of Cassia and nutmeg. Blended with pure Icelandic water and bottled at 45.2%, the Westbourne Strength is designed to be used in classic cocktails that call for a bold gin.
Nose: Warming orange and spices.
Taste: Bold juniper with a creamy body of cassia and nutmeg.
Finish: Firey notes of fresh cracked pepper.
Overall: A big juniper-forward gin. Emphasis on the spicier botanicals is supported by underlying citrus and subtle savory notes of coriander seed. A great gin to enjoy in a Gibson Martini.
A great gift for the seasoned gin connoisseur, someone who is partial to a stiff drink from time to time. Since its release in 2003, Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin has been consistently praised and awarded by its peers in the industry. In 2016 earning the title of ‘World’s Best Gin’ as voted by The Drinks Report. Truly a must for any gin collection.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength, you could also try No.3 Gin, Bathtub Gin or Sipsmith V.J.O.P.
Alcoholic spirits originally found their place as a “cure all’ in medieval Europe. Gin was the next step, incorporating the medical benefits held in plants. Various botanical elements were thought to have different health giving properties most notably in the case of gin, juniper. When mixed with spiritus alcohol a rudimentary medicine was formed and became popular all over the continent.
Distilled at Langley Distillery (U.K.)
Blended and Bottled in Borgarnes, Iceland.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Langley Distillery is a contract distillery that produces award-winning gins for external clients, as well a their own brands.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
Two separate distillates, one using the earthier botanicals, the other with the citrus botanicals, are skillfully blended together to give a heavily juniper forward liquid that emphasises spice. The liquid is then taken all the way to Iceland where it is blended with water and bottled.
Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Lime Peel, Liquorice Root, Nutmeg, Cassia Bark and Florentine Iris.