Quench summer thirst with bespoke craft gin
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;
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;
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