Quaker Gin are a small distillery based in Darlington, producing a Northern Dry with plenty of Northern twists, they use what is close to them collecting their botanical s from local producers and even from their own garden. In the blend are a number of summer fruits which bring out a natural sweetness.
Grapefruit takes centre stage on the nose pushing the juniper to a sporting role and a sharp fruitiness of red berries, the palate is sweet and strawberry and rose are already trying to upstage the citrus rolling over the rolling over the tongue and softening the juniper, the finishes is warming warming and a nice lip smacking tingle of spice on the lips giving way to a fruity juniper and coriander finish. Darlington can be proud to be represented by a good gin like this and Quaker Gin should be proud of what they have achieved.
Serving suggestions: Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic and strawberries is good if you like to bring out the sweet and floral notes in the gin, but also Merchants Heart Hibiscus Tonic with a little pink grapefruit lifts the citrus tangy notes and is very refreshing in the garden when the sun is up high.
Finding new and original tasting gins that can still be defined as London Dry is one of the thrills I have when visiting new distilleries or industry events Quaker Gin have done very well to keep within the guidelines of the definition of what can be classed as a London Dry and still managed to pull out some surprises. I’ll be looking forward to taking the gin to one side in the near future to develop some cocktail recipes that take advantage of this unique gin.
70 cl Glass Bottle
2 in stock