Ramsbury estates have created a London Dry Gin using their own spirit distilled from Horatio wheat, grown in their own fields. The spirit is re-distilled with botanicals including juniper picked locally on Salisbury Plain and quince grown in the grounds of the distillery.
This gin is smooth enough to try neat. It is light to medium intensity. Add 1 equal measure of tonic water and you can tell the flavour profile is clearly balanced between the classic juniper and the quince (
How to assess a gin see page 16/17 of The Gin Sat Nav book).
On The Gin Sat Nav grid, it is in the crossroads section in position B3.
But what is great about this gin is what is known as the ‘Railway track experience’ on the palate.
When you make up the gin and tonic, make it 1 part gin, 4 parts normal tonic.
Taking a reasonable size sip, you clearly get the classic gin and tonic effect going down one side of your mouth. Simultaneously going down the other track is a clear taste of the delicate quince, almost pink grapefruitiness type flavour. It is distinct but separate on the other side of your mouth!
No idea how it does this but the effect is fantastic. and there’s more this served with a slice of apple or pear absolutely lifts this drink to new heights of enjoyment
Experiment with different apples, try a pink lady apple, then with a green apple and see what a difference a slice makes.