Martin Miller’s London Dry was launched in 1999, launched around a decade ahead of the gin boom. Martin Miller quested to create a seductive gin so good that it would rejuvenate the market, experimenting with different combinations and proportions of botanicals. The gin is distilled at Langley’s distillery in the west midlands using traditional methods, with the help of the beloved copper pot still named ‘Angela’.
Once the distillation is over, slightly absurdly, the gin is then taken on a 3,000 mile round trip to Iceland to be blended with some of the world’s purest water. Sadly, Martin Miller passed away in 2013, though he left behind him a heritage that will long be remembered.
Martin Miller's Westbourne Strength is similar to the classic, but the recipe and proportion of the two distillates are different to the original gin, in order to accentuate the length of finish of the 45.2% ABV tipple. The name pays homage to Westbourne Grove in London, where the idea for Martin Miller’s gin first really began to take off.
Tuscan juniper, cassia bark, angelica root, Florentine orris root, coriander seeds, lime peel, lemon peel, orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon and liquorice root plus cucumber essence post distillation.
On the nose, grapefruit peel, thick cut marmalade, generous earthy juniper and a spicy kick of cardamom. Juniper becomes sweeter on the palate, though just as generous. Menthol, orange peel and peppercorn. Overall a refreshing gin with plenty of fragrant herbs and a pinch of cracked black pepper.
Premium tonic garnished with your favourite citrus, really versatile!