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Fords Gin at The Martini Experiment

Fords Gin is a traditional London Dry designed specifically for mixing in cocktails.

FORDS LONDON DRY GIN
70cl / 45%
Fords Gin is made in London, at Thames Distillers, and is created to be the perfectly balanced companion for your favourite gin drinks. The botanicals – including Chinese jasmine, Turkish grapefruit peel and Italian juniper – are steeped in the stills for 15 hours before distillation. The result is a rich, balanced and complex gin where the botanicals come to the fore.

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Fords Gin is a much loved favourite of the bartending community, and not only because it has been set up by some truly great bartenders! Therefore the starting point for Fords Gin was opposite to many products in that it was designed with cocktails in mind. The martini was a particular focus for Simon Ford when developing Fords Gin as it’s such an important gin cocktail, perhaps THE most important. In addition to putting together a well balanced botanical mix that would be complemented by vermouth they also went for a high oil content, which is achieved by increasing the botanical to spirit ratio. This results in a gin with a rich mouthfeel that stands up to mixing and dilution

TASTE : A truly unctuous London Dry gin, round, perfectly balanced with each botanical working in play with one another rather than any angular surprises. A delightful tone of orange, jasmine and the dusty violet from the orris root peeks through.