Starting from a base of English wheat and botanicals such as juniper, cardamom, angelica, and Boswellia Sacra (a.k.a. frankincense, hence the name Sacred Gin), each gin is individually distilled and blended to produce a few hundred bottles per run. Citrus and juniper dominate the nose, while cardamom and spice play second string. The palate is warm and creamy with orange zest and spice and a long finish that ends with a kiss of nutmeg. Less than 300 cases will make it to the U.S. this year. Be the first on your block to experience London gin, again, for the first time.
From his north London home, Ian Hart is challending the status quo with his lineup of gin, vodka and vermouth. Under low temperature and in small batches, he uses a state-of-the-art glass vacuum still (that fits on his kitchen table), and distills each botanical separately to capture delicate flavors and aromas. With an impeccable spice rack at his fingertips, he's able to craft a distinctive blend that will exceed the sum of its parts. These unique spirits are London's biggest craze since the Clash, and are soon to catch fire here in the States.