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Sipsmith, one of the only gins in the world to be made using the uncompromising 'One Shot' method. Each day, Sipsmith add precisely the amount of botanicals needed to make one batch of gin to each still – never adding more to create a gin concentrate.
Every bottle of Sipsmith is hand crafted in genuinely small batches. Every drop of every batch is lovingly laboured over by hand, by their dedicated Distillers. No regimented timings, no automatic cuts, just a craftsman’s flair and a passion for gin well made. Sipsmith believe this is the only way to craft spirits of this quality.
Balancing a whole host of aromatic botanicals to create a gin that is dry, spicy, and full of character, Sipsmith is made using ten carefully selected botanicals from around the globe: Macedonian juniper berries, Bulgarian coriander seed, French angelica root, Spanish liquorice root, Italian orris root, Spanish ground almond, Chinese cassia bark, Madagascan cinnamon, Seville orange peel and Spanish lemon peel.
Each botanical plays its part but the noteworthy few being liquorice, coriander seed and angelica, which play distinctive roles. The liquorice is not just used for its own flavour nor solely for its sweetness but also for its ability to counter some of the tannin in the other botanicals thus allowing for a truer, zestier taste.
The coriander seed and angelica root gives the Gin a more traditional London Dry profile. On the palate Sipsmith has strong notes of juniper but there is also a definite citrus zing and a depth to the liquid that lingers beautifully. The cassia bark and cinnamon help with the finish and the overall impression is that of a classically styled gin that’s well rounded and smooth. We like serving it with a lime wedge in a Gin & Tonic for that crisp edge, but for those who enjoy more adventurous garnish combinations – dehydrated orange wheels are also a treat.
Nose: Orange sherbet, rounded juniper warmth, fragrant grassy herbs.
Palate: Juniper builds on the palate, with subtly spicy flashes throughout, mellowed by creamy citrus.
Finish: Well-balanced on the finish, with drying juniper and tangy lemon.