Kensington London Dry Gin
In the tradition of Scotch Whiskies, Kensington is produced by combining quality grain with Scottish mineral water. The distillers then take a sharp detour into gin territory, incorporating fifteen of the world's most exotic botanicals, and laying to rest in new American oak barrels in the traditional Scotch way. The result is an amazingly complex and refined gin like no other. Kensington Dry Gin borrows the best from both the gin and whisky worlds, teaching us that no matter which we align ourselves with, we all possess common appreciation for a fine piece of distilling mastery.
Steeped in traditional Scotch roots, Kensington Dry Gin maintains lingering memories of its great single malt origins and for the first time whisky and gin lovers come together in celebration of a single, united spirit.
Kensington Dry Gin is an amazingly complex and refined gin, made from a combination of grains such as barley, corn and rye.
It is then infused with juniper berries and other botanicals before laying in new American oak barrels.
Tasting Note: Slightly smoky with a minimal amount of wood, ending in a silky finish with a touch of smoke. Botanical qualities in both taste and nose. A luscious, perfumed bouquet with hints of spice. Well-balanced sweetness.
In the early 19th century, the British East India Company had to take quinine on a daily basis as it was a cure against malaria. The flavor was very bitter, so they tried to mask it with sugar and lemon. Until one day someone added gin to it. And so the first G&T was born. In the 1960’s, cocktails became very popular. Gin is a much used main ingredient for it. Since a few years, gin has known a revival and is still a very popular drink.
How to make the perfect Gin-Tonic:
Proportion: 1 part of gin – 3 parts of tonic
- Use big ice cubes and pre-cool your glass
- Remove water from melted ice cubes
- Poor the gin in your glass
- Slowly poor the tonic in your glass and stir gently
- Add botanicals - maximum 2