Fords Gin 750 ml
Fords Gin is distilled in London at Thames Distillers, and is a collaboration between 8th generation Master Distiller Charles Maxwell and Simon Ford of The 86 Co. The mix of 9 botanicals starts with a traditional backbone base of juniper & coriander seed that’s balanced with citrus (bitter orange, lemon & grapefruit peels), floral (jasmine flower & orris) and spice (angelica & cassia). The botanicals are steeped for 15 hours before distillation in 500 liter stills.
“A classic take on the London dry formula, this symphony of beautifully composed botanicals is lead by juniper hand-in-hand with coriander. Grapefruit tang corrals a sweet almond-y softness in this gin that makes it an excellent choice for dry martinis.” 97 Points 2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Tasting Notes Of Fords Gin
Juniper and bright spice on the nose, some floral hints as well. Mild, fresh, hints of lavender and cream on the close. Nice, smells a touch contemporary in style, but the presence of juniper is immediately detectable.
The flavor is actually rich and thick, it spreads thickly and evenly throughout the palate. Florals on the front. Viscous citrus, bright juniper build in the mid palate, This part of the taste is very gin like, reminds me of the mid-palate notes of Plymouth, thought the finish differs radically: complex earthy notes, intimations of angelica and orris root, a building floral punch redolent of rose and lavender, with a lingering citrus finish, fresh zesty peel. Quite nice, with a lot of layers. Rewarding in terms of complexity, and in depth. Quite nice.