So this one I have planned ahead. Yes go me.
For our third Gin we have the amazing Pickerings back.
Pickerings was launch in 2013 and founded by Marcus Pickering and Matthew Gammell, at the Summerhall Distillery which was the former School of Veterinary Studies.
Pickering’s is based on an old Bombay recipe which was kept as a family secret for over 66 years,and resurfaced in 2013. The gin is a recreation of this original recipe where Pickerings have increased the amount of juniper compared to the original.
The Gin itself consists of nine botanicals – juniper, coriander, cardamom, angelica, fennel, anise, lemon, lime and cloves.
The process involves macerating the botanicals for 24 hours with neutral grain spirit in a copper still, nicknamed Gert. The still is heated in a unique way almost like a custom-built water bath allowing the heat to be altered and applied directly.
To me Pickerings is a smooth bu almost earthy Gin. Its fresh with an initial hit of Juniper (it is a Gin) with a piney taste. There is an after taste of fennel and cardamom, leaving you with the overall spice.
We have no idea how we are serving this yet.
I may have time to fix the blog before tomorrows pre alert.
We do love this Gin though.