Sipsmith London Dry Gin
What is it: Established in 2009, Sipsmith was the first copper pot still distillery to open in London in almost 200 years. The recipe comes from an 18th-century book called The Art of Distilling, which inspired co-founder and master distiller Jared Brown to macerate the gin’s ten botanicals overnight, then distil them at 80C.
What it tastes like: A nose of heavy juniper, warm spice, pine and citrus, with a taste that’s soft and dry with flavours of lemon peel and orange marmalade.
Ingredients: Juniper, angelica root, coriander seed, cassia bark, orris root, almond, cinnamon bark, liquorice root, lemon peel, Seville orange peel.
Abv: 41.6 per cent.