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Fifty Pounds Gin 70cl (43.5%)

Bottling Notes

The name comes from the time of George II and the 1736 Gin Act, when a 50 pound tax was levied on those wishing to produce and sell gin. Only two distilleries agreed to pay the tax!

Fifty Pounds Gin is produced in the south-east of London, at a small, celebrated distillery with more than two centuries of tradition behind it, with a beautiful still manufactured by the legendary John Dore & Co Limited. It is created using a centuries old method called “Batch Process Distillation” which is considered perhaps the purest and most efficient way of obtaining the finest gin spirit. The gin is distilled in small quantity single batches; a delicate and painstaking process, during which the distiller discards both the ‘heads’ and ‘tails’ and selects only the ‘heart’ of the distillate which is then thrice filtered to achieve optimum smoothness.

This is a clean, very dry and understated classic style gin - an easy step for those looking for something new, but something similarly old at the same time.


Tasting Notes

There are 11 botanicals used to create Fifty Pound Gin; the first eight are the classic ones: juniper, angelica root, coriander, liquorice root, grains of paradise, lemon and orange rind, and savory; the 3 remaining botanicals form part of the Fifty Pounds Gin ‘secret’ recipe. It can be said that it has botanicals from 4 continents. finish.

Significantly it has a SMOOTHNESS and BALANCE of flavour, within its classic cut. This means that the citric flavours do not stand out as in some gins, nor does the juniper as in other classic recipes, nor does it contain exotic or unidentifiable ingredients which distort or move away from the concept of gin. In short, it is the ideal gin for the ideal gin & tonic.

Fifty Pounds Gin 70cl (43.5%)
Price: £40.00
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Perfect Serve

Add lots of ice to a large copa glass, pour in a large measure of Fifty Pounds Gin and swirl around to chill. Add a premium tonic such as Fever-Tree and a slice of orange, or orange peel to garnish.