Yes that’s Ginder as in GIN (not gingers! Although I could roll with that app too! ?) – an event designed to match you to your perfect gin. I got to go along for free as a Yelp Elite.
This RubyBlue vodka was smooth – made from potatoes in Ireland this is the good stuff! (Reminds me of Vestal Vodka’s single variety potato ‘vintage’!)
First up – Hayman’s a classic London Dry style gin (which basically means it’s a classic gin – citrus and juniper!)
Palmers is citrus heavy, the recipe uses grapefruit and sweet Seville oranges, so is strong on the aroma.
No. 3 is made and supplied by Berry Bros and Rudd, made to a traditional recipe in the Netherlands it also uses a lot of grapefruit and is perfectly balanced.
This is like quinine squash – ie you have to dilute it with soda water (and gin obvs!) before you have a G&T. Because it’s made with real chinchinoa bark it has a natural colour and some bitterness to balance the sweet syrup (you can make this yourself – I’m going to try at some point!)
Then we tried the unsual Pedrino. This tonic is actually alcoholic (only 5%) and is made with Pedro Ximenez sherry.
Well definitely a hint of something salty – an interesting gin, they had to keep the alcohol % high to keep the seaweed from overpowering the rest of the botanicals.
Nik certainly listened well, the Malawi gin was served with a lemongrass tonic, rosemary and grapefruit.