A deeply flavored and textured Gin that is so good and so satisfying that it can stand on its own.
Atom Drinks Group was founded in 1996 by Justin Petszaft who — while working on his PhD program in Physics — started working at a local Single Malt Whisky shop in the UK. He eventually acquired the shop and set about bringing the business online, expanding operations, and recruiting a few of his childhood friends to join him. The business has expanded to develop and market their own line of signature Spirits. Their award-winning brands include Abelforth’s, Darkness, Origin, and nearly a dozen other Spirits.
For some Spirits, making their dram "stronger" simply means adding less water to bring it to proof. And while Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Navy Strength does clock in at 57% ABV, they go the extra step of gently cracking the botanicals so that they have more exposure to the Spirit and infuse more flavor. And if you remember, they do a two-part infusion where the heat-tolerant flavors and aromatics are vapor-distilled while the more delicate ones are cold-steeped. The result is still their original, award-winning Bathtub Gin in its soul. But the flavor profile is bolder and richer on top of the higher ABV. It could actually be the first real "sipping Gin" we’ve had this year. It is astoundingly good all by itself.
The term "bathtub Gin" came into use during Prohibition. It referred to small batch production of flavored Spirits using home-made equipment and improvised processes.