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.
Navy Strength Gin
Juniper berries, lemon peel, bitter orange peel, coriander seeds, orris root, angelica root, cassia bark, liquorice root, nutmeg. A small amount of English sea salt is added at the end of the distillation process resulting in a subtle yet distinct flavour.
Herb-y juniper supported by the sea salt salinity, balanced by spicy cassia and punchy citrus.
Negroni/Gimlet. Premium tonic garnished with a pink grapefruit zest.