Ultimate Beverage Challenge 89 points - A potent gin that combines an old style with modern flavors of melon and cucumber. Potent palate includes candied melon, mint, light juniper and a creamy, mouth-filling roundness. (Mar 2012)
The original 80 proof (40abv) was the first to be developed back in 1998 and was launched in 1999 making it the original Super Premium Gin.
Made to a traditional London Dry Style in flavor profile and dryness, this gin uses a mix of ultra traditional distilling methods allied to Martin's own iconoclastic 'take' on gin distilling.
In a break with tradition, he insists two separate distillations for the juniper and earthier botanicals that are later 'married' or blended with a second separate distillation of the citrus elements of bitter orange peel from Seville, lemon and lime peel.
This he believes contributes to his gin's unique freshness and clarity of flavor.