We blend eight botanicals to create a gin that can be enjoyed neat over ice or mixed with tonic for a longer drink. A citrus led gin with an undertone of traditional juniper, the nose is led by distinctive aromas of lemongrass, carefully blended with fresh Persian limes. In recognition of Marlow’s brewing heritage, Goldings hops from East Kent complement the flavour with earthy citrus and honey undertones. The final addition of cassia bark delivers a subtle spice element to complete the gin.
Our recommended perfect serve is a 2:1 ratio – a double measure of your preferred premium tonic to a single measure of Marlow Gin. Mixing with aromatic tonic offers a new exploration of the Marlow Gin flavours. For a citrus based garnish, try a thin slice of pink grapefruit. Alternatively try fresh coriander leaves, or a thin slice of kiwi fruit.
The smooth, fresh and deep flavours of Marlow Gin make a perfect base for cocktails. Try a classic Negroni or make a pink gin by mixing a few drops of Angostura Bitters into the glass before adding ice, Marlow Gin and then tonic. Or simply drink Marlow Gin neat – pour a measure over ice and sip.
IWSC (International Wines and Spirts Competition) tasting notes for Marlow Gin:
Luscious, refreshing lemon sorbet marries resinous alpine spruce. Moist fresh cucumber blends seamlessly with fragrant aromatic juniper notes. An accomplished refined and elegant gin.
To create its subtly spicy No.16, we blend 10 botanicals for a warming, sharp-nosed and tasteful gin. The characteristic Juniper-led nose is quickly supported by citrus notes from bitter orange peel. The taste buds are further tingled by carefully selected spices including cubeb berries. Almonds add a mellowing and creamy flavour. A final warming nuance is provided by grains of paradise to complete a sparkling flavour profile.
We suggest serving this gin in a 2:1 ratio – a double measure of premium tonic to a single measure of Marlow Gin No.16. Pour the gin over ice to allow the flavours to pop, then add the tonic. Garnish with a simple thin slice of Seville orange, add a few juniper berries and you have created the perfect serve to enjoy all year round. A further option is to replace the tonic with ginger ale, enhancing some of the flavours of the underlying botanicals.
For more colour, switch orange for a thin slice of strawberry or a few raspberries or blueberries (prick the skins). If time allows, let the garnishes to settle for a while in the gin alone, before adding the tonic. The gin will start to take on some of the colour of the garnish, subtly adjusting the flavour and adding colour. Then simply add the tonic and enjoy.