Oh yes they do master classes at Merchant House – worth a visit!
Next we moved to the Gin Bus, here’s @JuniperChick showing it off!
The whole product selection – including their Vodka and Rum, we tried their London Dry and the batch no. 2 which is more aromatic as well as packing higher alcohol at 47%.
Then Laura and I checked out the shop, walking away with Whisky and Bourbon as well as Gin 🙂
The shop is named after the practise of Whistling for your gin. At one point in historic London the sale of Gin was prohibited and people would get around this by dispensing shots of gin through the holes in a door when someone whistled for attention and paid the right amount through the slot. An early speakeasy model?!
Here we tried Breakfast at Galsworthys – this was a mix of Sipsmith gin with negroni, martini and their homemade toast and marmalade distillate (made on the premises), garnished with dried orange slices and burning cinnamon for an aromatic smoke.
Leon spoke a bit more about the history of Gin and then proceeded to announce the winner of the social media competition…..
Guess what?! I won 🙂 you can follow me @katiebhughes on Twitter or @whatskatiedoing on Instagram to see more gin related posts & pictures!