As my favourite gin pub in London, the Oliver Conquest, was celebrating its fifth birthday last week, they decided to hold a gin tasting and masterclass for their own bespoke gin:
(once he’s started you can’t shut him up, only joking! But this did leave Emile from Gin Foundry with the main task of handing out drink samples!).
We started off with two similar distillates (that’s single botanicals distilled on their own), fresh orange and dried orange peel. What a difference fresh versus dry makes!! I’ve known about this as a choice to make when deciding on your botanicals for gin, but never tried the two different botanicals separately to them being in a gin – such an interesting start to the tasting!
We then sampled coriander, angelica, green cardamom, and the special tea blend used in the OC gin. The special tea distillate includes black tea, plus rose petals and hibiscus (my favourite distillate along with the cardamom).
We also tried an OC Negroni – lovely glasses and delicious cocktail! (OC gin with Antica Formula and Campari)
Be sure to check out the distilled Negroni – a great twist on a classic idea!
For the full event calendar check out the Oliver Conquest new shiny website!
Great new sign decorating the upstairs Apetritivo bar.
Ps – yes it does make a great martini, here’s one I made with my bottle of OC gin – £32 and you can only buy it at The Oliver Conquest.