What do you think of when you think of Gin? Is that feeling that you get when you come home after having ‘one of those days’ at work, and the only thing that you can think of that will save you and make all your worries and stress seem so ‘irrelevant’. Those lazy Summer days where it seems that the only appropriate thing to do is go and sit at a roof top Bar in the City sipping on an ice cold refreshing ‘G&T’, people watching and gazing across the London skyline.
Gin.. it’s the simple things in life…. Or is it? With the popularity of Gin continuing to grow… a whole new world is being discovered! Gin Houses are going above and beyond the norms of the Gin making process as we know it. Breaking the ‘rules’ and thinking outside the Gin box.. not just adding the classic botanicals such as Juniper and Citrus, but are now using an array of weird and wonderful ingredients to enhance the flavour of the juice in the distilling process.
Can Gin now have it’s own personality? This could be the start of something great. A chance to get creative and express a variety of great tastes and textures using flavours and scents from around the world. But let’s hope they don’t get too carried away. We like to think of it as the Gin experiment.
This special quality beverage is just superb at its simplest – Gin, tonic, ice and a slice. Nothing more, nothing less. But is also a base for some of the most fantastic Cocktails in the book, such as the Negroni or the Martini. But with this new breed of Gins, and with Gin being the ‘in thing’ – does the Gin and Tonic deserve its own page in the Cocktail Menu?
Some are calling it the ‘spirit of the moment’, we are very excited to see what 2016 brings for this quintessentially British drink.
To view and buy our selection of Gins here at Saxtys Wines which is constantly expanding, as we are always on the hunt for the next big Gin, please click on the link below.