Description: UNIQUE 'London Cut' Five-times distilled whey based Dry Gin -I.W.S.C Silver Medal. Ultra-smooth delivery on the palate!
Knockeen Hills Elderflower and Heather London 'Cut' Dry Gins, are both five-times distilled traditional style, super-premium brands. The exclusive Irish Whey 96.0.% vol. distillate used, results in a totally unique and remarkably soft delivery of the spirit on the palate, and an outstanding smooth finish. This has achieved outstanding provenance. They are the only London 'Cut' Dry Gins produced, using Irish Whey dIstilled spirit.
2009 International Wine and Spirit Competition: 43% vol. London Dry Gin category. SILVER MEDAL.
Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic :- 'Absolutely superb' with this UNIQUE Whey Spirit London Gin. www.Summer Fruit Cup.com
The natural botanicals selected, are steeped in the spirit for at least 24 hours, contributing to a very soft release of the spirit on the palette, and no trace of 'after burn' normally associated with gin. The botanicals, listed in alphabetical order are:- Organic Coriander Seeds, Organic Elderflower, Organic Juniper Berries, & Liquorice Powder.
Charles Maxwell, Master Distiller, London Dry Gin, London, England
Nose: Strong juniper overlaid with elderflower notes.
Taste: Juniper balanced by delicate elderflower and hints of spice. Very dry palate but a delightful soft spirit. Given the strength and composition, this Gin would also be very appreciated as a cocktail base, given the subtleness of the Elderflower flavouring.
Finish: Long, soft, dry and clean.
Category(s):Gin & Genever Group(s):Gin Producer: Knockeen Hills - www.irish-poteen.com ABV: 43% Brand: Knockeen Hills Country of Origin: England Gin Style: London Dry Gluten Free: Yes IWSC Awards: Silver 2011 Master Distiller: Charles Maxwell Type: Gin Vegetarian: Yes Website:www.elderflower-gin.com
Review: I bought this for my Sister as she liked Gin & I must say she finds this much more refined than your supermarket usual brands, drinking it with slimline tonic but without the lemon. Having bought her the Heather Gin in this range then the Elderflower & back again she prefers the Heather as it has a more classic flavour.
All in all she still thinks this is of the same high quality & nice if you want a little change once in a while & you know what they say, a change is as good as a rest.
Poteen (Poitin) for nearly 300 years was known as Ireland's moonshine whiskey. Irish Whiskey- (anglicised as putcheen) or formerly potheen. The term is a diminutive of the word pota 'a pot'; Poitin was traditionally distilled in a small pot. For centuries, Poitin has been produced in pot-stills under the bright moon, and because of this, earned its name as 'The Shine' or 'Moonshine'. The home-brew was strong, some brands were as strong as 70% volume, and had a distinctive dry grainy flavour with a delicate aftertaste that became sweeter as it developed. Some rural Irish people still pour it on wounds and sores as they believe it to have disinfectant properties, and with as high an alcohol volume as it has, it probably does!
Now Irish Poteen has been recognised as a heritage based spirit in its own right and has been awarded Geographical Indicative Status (G.I.) by the EU. Distillates used can be up to 94.7% vol. However, those products made 20 years ago, and in continuous production since then may use an even higher strength distillate, providing an even high level of purity. Only one brand being Knockeen Hills, which is also the only one exclusively using Irish whey distillate, resulting in a unique very soft delivery on the palate is currently in this category, and The Drink Shop is pleased to offer their full range. All products in the range have been awarded at least a Silver Medal (Best in Class) by the I.W.S.C. and a total of 15 medals. Slainte!