Gin 's Fever
Gin has always been a popular drink since the 17th century, but in the past few years, we have seen a gin renaissance. As stated in The Telegraph in June 2017, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association reported that in the past year over 43 million bottles of gin have been sold across UK. With this increase, we have seen more than double the number of gin brands being sold between 2010 and 2016.
Innovative Approach of Craft Gin
Traditionally, gin is created by pot-distilling fermented grain mash from barley and/or other grains, then redistilling that solution with flavouring botanicals. The aromatic compounds are extracted from the botanicals to flavour the gin — giving it a rich, diverse and colourful flavour. The primary botanical that is used to flavour gin is juniper berries (Juniperus communis).
Craft gin distillers have been experimenting with a wide range of botanicals including lemon and bitter orange peel, spices, anise, angelica root and seed, liquorice root, orris root cinnamon, lime peel, almond, grapefruit peel, saffron, and coriander. The beverages that craft gin distilleries are creating have helped to renew interest in gin amongst consumers.
Taste Gin with 3 ways
Gin & Tonic
The legendary combination of gin and tonic water has been delighting drinkers since the 1700s, when it was invented by British colonialists in India. Malaria posed a major health threat in this region, so doctors often prescribed quinine – a liquid that acts as an antimalarial. But quinine had a bitter, unpleasant taste, so people took to mixing it with gin, sugar, lime, and water to improve its flavour. And thus tonic water (made of water, quinine, and sugar) was born, paired with delicious gin.
“Shaken, not stirred” is a catchphrase of Ian Fleming’s fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond and describes his preference for the preparation of his martini cocktail. The classic dry gin martini is iconic and the world’s most famous cocktail, made of gin, vermouth, and an olive or lemon garnish is a truly classic cocktail. However, for those who prefer a hint more sweetness, a perfect martini uses equal amounts of sweet and dry vermouth. Finally, a dirty martini includes a splash of olive brine for a saltier, more savoury taste.
Neat, On Rock?
You can drink your gin straight or with ice cube and that might be the best way to enjoy gin. Naturally, to enjoy a spirit Straight it must be of good quality – there’s nothing worse than nasty, bitter.
A good quality gin like Perfume Tree Gin have the sumptuous and refreshing aromas, achieving the ultimate harmony and balance of complex flavour. Inspired botanicals from the heritage of Hong Kong are harmoniously coupled with classically recognised gin tones to create the sumptuous and refreshing aromas of Perfume Trees Gin.
Or there’s Two moons Signature Dry Gin, which is a light, delicate balance of crisp citruses with floral berries, sweet nuts and mellow roots in this gin, perfectly fused to create a mesmerizing adventure on your palate.
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