What’s New – Gin Tasting 2021 with David T Smith
David T Smith
• Alice Pearson – Cotswolds Distillery
• Rosie Milsom- ATOM Brands
• Sarah Miller – Gin A Ding Ding
• Emma Stokes – Gin Monkey
• Bernadette Pamplin – Under The Ginfluence
David T Smith is a gin specialist and spirits writer who has spoken at conferences, judges’ spirits competitions and consulted on gin projects on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a regular contributor to Gin Magazine and to the Gin Guild seminar programme. He is the author of many books about gin, including: ‘The Craft of Gin’, ‘How to Make Gin’, ‘Forgotten Spirits and Long-lost Liqueurs’ and “Gin, The Dictionary’.
David is a Rectifier in the Gin Guild.
Alice Pearson leads New Product Development for the Cotswolds Distillery, working with a variety of spirits including gin, whisky and liqueurs.
Bernadette Pamplin is an international spirits writer and judge. She started blog www.undertheginfluence.com six years ago, and since then has judged for various awards in the UK and US, and written for publications like Gin Magazine and Distiller Magazine.
Emma Stokes, aka Gin Monkey, is an author, spirits judge, bartender and, during the day, scientist. Most importantly though, she is Chief of World Gin Day, a day which unites gin lovers across the world in their love of the juniper-flavoured spirit.
Emma is a Rectifier in the Gin Guild.
Rosie Milsom is Global Head of NPD at Atom Brands. With a demonstrated history of working in the spirits industry, she is a self-confessed packaging geek and flavour enthusiast, delighted by beauty, functionality and taste.
Rosie is a Rectifier in the Gin Guild.
Sarah Miller is the founder of Gin A Ding Ding, which launched in 2016. An experienced spirits judge and writer, Sarah also hosts the popular social media challenge #GinADayMay.
• Supercritical Gin – 47.0% ABV
Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Orange, Liquorice, Lime
Botanicals extracted by supercritical process, using super-chilled carbon dioxide in a “supercritical” state whereby it simultaneously behaves as a liquid and a gas.
• Procera Green Spot – 47.0% ABV
Juniperus Procera and Juniperus Communis
• Hendrick’s Amazonia – 43.4% ABV
William Grant & Sons
Based on the original Hendrick’s recipe, this has additional tropical botanicals inspired by Master Distiller Leslie Gracie’s botanical quest to the South American rainforest.
• Citadelle Jardin d’été – 41.5% ABV
Made using the classic 19 Citadelle Botanicals plus extra orange distilled via “progressive infusion”.
Yuzu peel, mango and lemon flesh are all vacuum distilled.
• Bombay Sapphire Sunset – 43.0% ABV
The classic 10 Bombay Sapphire botanicals are joined by white cardamom, turmeric, and mandarin peel.
• Adnam’s Jardin Mexicano – 40.0% ABV
10 botanicals inspired by Mexican cuisines, including: avocado leaf, angelica leaf, angelica root, cassia bark, epazote, coriander, lime peel and Mexican oregano.
• Cotswolds Wildflower #3 – 41.7% ABV
A classic London dry gin with the addition of yarrow, mint, and a selection of genepi.
• Tanqueray Blackcurrant Royale – 41.3% ABV
Charles Tanqueray & Co.
Based on the classic Tanqueray London Dry Gin, but with the addition of French blackcurrant, vanilla and black orchid.