FORDS LONDON DRY GIN
70cl / 45%
Fords Gin is made at Thames Distillers in London using wheat. The botanicals – including Spanish lemon peel, Turkish grapefruit peel and Chinese jasmine – are steeped in the stills for 15 hours before distillation. The result is a gin where the botanicals come to the fore.
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. Starting with a map of all the flavours that gin cocktails need Simon Ford worked out what a gin needed to make these cocktails sing. Once the map was written Simon set out to find the man he needed to bring it to life, approaching industry legend Charles Maxwell. Charles Maxwell’s family have eight generations of gin distilling, having had a distillery known as Finsbury gin behind Liverpool Street since the 1700s. His expertise has enabled him to distil countless award winning gins, Fords being one.
TASTE : A truly unctuous London Dry, 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. This would work wonderfully as a centre piece to any Negroni and with such a charming palate you would perhaps not wish to mask it with a very pronounced vermouth.