The apple of my eye and now “The Gin To My Tonic”. 🍏
It was a pleasure to work with GŴYR - Gower Gin - TM on this beautiful Green Apple & Elderflower Gin.
Apple has always been a flavour we’ve wanted to harness, whilst it’s fruity and floral, it’s also fresh and delicate blending beautifully with its botanical counterparts.
Numerous test batches were tried; we removed botanicals (Kaffir Lime and Meadowsweet), added new ones(Elderflower), played with ratios, and worked out the best way to capture the aroma and taste of the mighty green Apple.
The aim was very much to make a London Dry, however we soon realised that Apple did not quite translate in the way that we hoped. So for this, the Apple is distilled but then also rested. This means that whilst the gin has a London Dry base, it can no longer be called a London Dry as it has been modified post distillation. However the outcome of this has given it a beautiful golden green colour which only adds to the appeal, creating something rather special.
On the nose mesmerising Apple greets you. It’s undeniably floral with hints of citrus and a strong end note of juniper. To taste Apple continues to take the lead, balanced by succulent lemon and fresh Elderflower. The Apple is sweet to begin with but becomes sharper as the flavours develop, leading to Elderflower and floral juniper on finish. Theres a good amount of juniper here, so it’s a dry lingering finish.
As a serve we’d recommend a Fever-Tree Light Tonic with a garnish of Green Apple (or lemon). There is such much beautiful flavour to enjoy that simplicity is key.
Special thanks to The Gower Gin Company for all their guidance and support with this creation. Andrew, Sian and Connor are really lovely people, and most importantly producing superb gin inspired by Gower/Wales. It’s a pleasure to be associated with them at all, let alone on the same gin!
Available at The Gin To My Tonic Show, Festival & Online Store