Gorgeous Brockman's from the bottle to the elixir within …
Ginuine Ltd. is an English company that appears, for all intents and purposes, to have one product: Brockman’s Gin. Brockman’s is the brainchild of four serial entrepreneurs; brothers Kevan and David Crosthwaite, Robert Fowkes, and Neil Everitt. Going out of their way to keep a low profile in order to call more attention to the Gin itself, they started the company in 2006 and officially launched their new Gin in 2008. The production is subcontracted to Greenall’s—one of the most famous distilleries in England. Greenall’s is now De Vere Group, and so the corporate juggling goes on, but the beverages are top notch.
The most interesting thing about trying a new liquor is always “what makes it different?” In the case of Brockman's Intensely Smooth Gin—aside from the seeming oxymoron tag line “intensely smooth”—is that in addition to the more traditional botanicals infused into this Gin, they add blueberries and blackberries. This dials the juniper and spice back a notch and makes this Gin actually one that might be taken neat, with just a little ice.
When addressing a new Gin, the first thing you notice is the aroma, and Brockman's Intensely Smooth Gin has got it all. You smell everything before you taste it whether you want to or not, and this Gin has a perfume quality and is… well, sexy. And the flavor is Gin, but smoother and fun. It kind of makes a regular London Dry Gin feel like the stuck-up older sister. Brockman's Intensely Smooth Gin is the hot, younger sister with the good personality and… you get the point. But you get to switch to this little beauty without the pain of a nasty breakup… just pour.