FLAM­ING JU­NIPER

Quench sum­mer thirst with be­spoke craft gin

Esquire (UK) - - Style -

The gin craze is nowhere near over — there are sim­ply more to choose from (nearly 50 new dis­til­leries opened in the UK last year). Th­ese three are worth track­ing down now.

JENSEN’S OLD TOM

Lighter and cleaner than Lon­don Dry, this one’s dili­gently made to an

1840s recipe. Made in: Ber­mond­sey.

Gar­nish with: asp rig of rose­mary.

43% ABV, 70cl, £27;

the­whiskyex­change.com

ABLEFORTH’S BATH­TUB GIN

Made by cold com­pound­ing rather than dis­till­ing, this has a punchy flavour and broader sen­sa­tion. Made in: Kent.

Gar­nish with: a slice of orange.

43.3% ABV, 70cl, £34;

mas­terof­malt.com

WARNER ED­WARDS’ VIC­TO­RIA’S RHUBARB GIN

Made with a rhubarb strain grown at Buck­ing­ham Palace in the 1800s, it’s re­fresh­ing yet ro­bust. Made in: Northamp­ton.

Gar­nish with: as tick of rhubarb (duh!). 40% ABV, 70cl, £34; laith­waites.co.uk

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