This gin was created by Leeds bartending legend Jake Burger (anyone been to Jakes bar on Call Lane?) by the award-wining Notting Hill bar, Portobello Star, home of the Ginsitute. This is a place where one can learn an awful lot about gin, so you would expect Portobello Road No. 171 to be rather good, and indeed it is. It is an old-style London Dry Gin, containing traditional botanicals and spices that harks back to the gins of yesteryear.
Due to the demand Portobello Road is now produced in a still named 'Tom Thumb' by Charles Maxwell at the Thames distillery.
The Celebrated Butter Gin is a unique experience overall from the scent on the nose to the lingering finish on the palate. Portobello take their London Dry Gin and redistill it with 10 blocks of English unsalted butter. The butter gives the gin a creamy mouthfeel and just a touch of sweet and saltiness.
Juniper berries, lemon peel, bitter orange peel, coriander seeds, orris root, angelica root, cassia bark, liquorice root, nutmeg. Re-distilled with unsalted butter.
This curious release from London's Portobello Road is made by distilling their signature gin one extra time with a block of unsalted English butter added to the still for a subtle buttery taste and texture.
This really shines as a dry martini served with a twist of lemon peel.