Geranium Premium London Dry Gin was developed according to a tradition that is over 350 years old. It is the result of an unprecedented combination of the passion for gin and the skillful precision which classical scientific training gives.
Not so long ago, my father and I decided to make the best gin ever. Our aim was to create a gin that was dry and aromatic at the same time, so it could be used with both crisp mixers such as tonic and vermouth, and fruity mixers like juices, berries, and fruits.
From the beginning, we knew that a particular type of Geranium could add that special quality to the gin which we were seeking to develop and would blend in perfectly with the inevitable Juniper. Also, the common use of Geranium corresponds to the history and the original purpose of gin. This adds an extra dimension of authenticity.
To create the best possible gin, we have combined the use of new technology and old traditional gin making. In order to develop the right method for extracting the essential oils and combining them in the best way, my father used his skills as a chemist, while I drew on my experience as a judge at gin tastings.
In order to achieve the predicate “London Dry Gin”, the ingredients (a perfect mix of 10 fresh and dried botanicals), must be matured for 48 hours in the finest grain spirit. They are then distilled in a copper pot still that is over 100 years old. Subsequently, the quality of each single batch is controlled and approved by our master distiller, and the purest water is added before the bottling.
The result is an outstanding smooth and well-balanced gin with a delicate taste of Juniper, a crisp citrus-rosy Geranium aroma with exotic notes from the eight other specially selected ingredients. I am very proud to say that we have accomplished our goal and created the ultimate Premium London Dry Gin with this “spirit of a new generation”.
Geranium Gin 55° is the 5th year anniversary edition of Geranium Gin – a darling among bartenders for its ability to create balance and sustain flavours in a cocktail. 55% is the perfect alcohol strength to add more weight and enhance the pleasantness of the botanicals, and still retaining the smooth and well-balanced impression that signifies Geranium Gin. Geranium Gin 55° is to be used for those times when more intensity of the cocktail is needed and will be the perfect choice for a Dry Martini, G&T or Negroni and any other drink where a more powerful gin has its place.