Description: Rated best gin in the world and spirit of the year by the Beverage Tasting Institute with a points score of 97/100.
The Westbourne Strength is an evolution of Martin Miller's standard 40% ABV gin and is a real bartenders favourite the world over. The name itself 'Westbourne', came from Martin's tribute to his home residence 'Westbourne Grove' in Notting Hill, London.
Using the same level of Love, Obsession and Degree of Madness the Westbourne Strength is bottled at 45.2% ABV using the same distillation technique and palette of botanicals. The increase in alcohol content means that the juniper becomes much more pronounced leading to a richer, spicier mouth feel whilst still maintaining a soft and smooth finish.
Many bartenders see this increase in 'punch' as a perfect complement to a cocktail, as the magnificent flavour remains pronounced amongst a sea of other ingredients.
Review: Delicious but only the increase in ooomph distinguishes Westbourne Strength from the regular Martin Millers. We currently have both in the house but probably only 'need' one of the two. Intense, dry, cucumber cool, fresh, elegant. Great stuff.
Date of Review: Tue, 27 Mar 2012
Author: IAN HERBERT
Review: Looking forward to trying this out again having bought a bottle at an exhibition a few years ago. It stood head and shoulders above my normal Bombay tipple so I expect it will again. Will let you know!
Date of Review: Tue, 24 Nov 2009
Author: Nigel Huggins
Review: My favourite of the premium strength gins. Not at all burning, but smooth........
Date of Review: Wed, 30 Aug 2006
Author: Helena Unwin
Review: With a hint of aniseed, this gin is definitely different. It's flavour is delicious and I often enjoy it on my terrace at the end of a summer's day. Delicious.
Date of Review: Wed, 21 Sep 2005
Author: Thomas Price
Review: Millers, a beautiful smooth spirit, exceptionally fragrant, easy and careful on the nose, yet bristling with passion and purity. Suprisingly refined enough to drink; try warm and / or neat, and no burn. Liquid platinum.