Sipsmith London Dry Gin

Sipsmith

London Dry

(0.75l, 41.60%)


7.8/10
Retail price:
$51
Flaviar price:
$43.99
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A quintessentially classic London Dry Gin that would stand the test of time. Flaviar community agrees—Sipsmith London Dry was the winner of the Flaviar Community Award 2017 in its respective category!

Sipsmith represents a collective of purist craft distillers, whose take on classic London Dry Gin is one of the very best you can possibly get. Anywhere.

Sipsmith’s distillery is based in Hammersmith, London in the same building that was home to Michael Jackson (the one esteemed for his Whisky expertise, not moonwalking) and a microbrewery. This historic site’s use has been resurrected by Sipsmiths Fairfax, Sam and Jared and blessed with a coppery soul, the beautiful Lady Prudence still. Prudence is a traditional copper pot still that can distill both Vodka and Gin—made by the Christian Carl family in Germany, she’s a rather special lady.

They were the first to launch under licence in London, some 200 years ago. Jared Brown, Sipsmith master distiller, crafts each product personally, in batches never larger than 500 bottles a time. The outcome is a truly stunning spirit – smooth, full of character and true intensity of flavour.

They source the finest English Barley for their London Dry Gin and spices it up with 10 carefully selected botanicals. Finally, the heart is blended with exceptionally pure water of Lydwell spring, one of River Thames’ sources. The final product is a very sophisticated interpretation of the classic London Dry Gin style. Sounds damned mouth-watering. With a flavour imagination like this, it's no wonder that Sipsmiths created a Gin that's perfect for mixing and general playfulness - make sure you don't miss out on it!

Cocktail know-how:  
Bee's Knees
Honey and ginger combine for a refreshing and zingy Gin sour. Balance - the perfect parity of sweet and sour - is key here, so all the ingredients mesh without any one flavour dominating.
 
- 1 1/2 ounces / 50 ml of Dry Gin
- 3/4 ounce / 25 ml of strained, freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3/4 ounce / 25 ml of honey syrup (1/2 cup warm water mixed with 1/2 cup honey, acacia or wildflower)
- orange twist, for garnish 
 
1. Combine the Gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup in a cocktail shaker, fill the shaker three-quarters full with ice cubes,and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled, 15 seconds.
2. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with the orange twist.

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  • Style
    London Dry Gin
  • Region
    London
  • Country
    England
  • Alcohol
    41.60%
  • Distillery
    Sipsmith
  • Bottler
    Sipsmith

Flavour Spiral™

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lemon tart
honey
orange
syrup
barley
zesty
spicy
sour
grape
What does Sipsmith London Dry Gin taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Sipsmith London Dry Gin and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Few Gin Distillers Make Their Own Alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral spirit: A commodity that in distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavour-infusing process that makes each Gin different.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Crystal clear

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Honey with ripe fruits and a little yeasty. Nutty undertones with a hint of chocolate and grape jam.

Flavour / Taste / Palate
A gentle mouthfeel, with initial dry juniper joined by growing sweetness, showing lemon tart & orange marmalade, garnished by a wave of fresh lemon zest, followed by bolder juniper & light dryness, before all the flavours harmonise into one integrated taste. 

Finish
Dryness leads, with spicy juniper and a hint of lemon tart emerging.
Ratings & Reviews
Aaron
Aaron,
Fantastic Gin. I've never been able to just sip gin ever. Until now.
Byron
Byron,
This is a fantastic gin. Best sipping gin I've ever had.
Barry
Barry,
Lemon and honey are big on the pallet. This is a great gin by itself which is new to me... really enjoyed it
Deja
Deja,
One of the better gins I've ever had.
Ben
Ben,
Best. Gin. Ever. Period.
Mr.
Mr.,
One of the best gins I've ever tasted! Citrus and grape!
Clay
Clay,
My favorite gin! Having it the first time about 4 years ago in a pub in Hammersmith. We were there for an Adam Ant concert. Told the bartender that I wanted a local gin and he brought me and my wife Sipsmith, and I was hooked!
Robert
Robert,
Uuuuu
Scott
Scott,
I can definitely tell this gin came from barley. It has an earthy, dry nose that is somewhat like whiskey. It's definitely dry with spicy juniper, like the descriptions says.
Chris
Chris,
A little sharp when neat. Mixes nicely with Fever Tree but not so well with Schweppes.
Virgil
Virgil,
Great dry gin. A little sharp, but heavy in juniper scent and taste.
anonymous
anonymous,
This is a really great gin! Perfect in a dry martini where you can taste every layer of flavor this gin has to offer.
anonymous
anonymous,
One of my new treasires. Nice original gin. Artisanal product.
Andrew
Andrew,
My "go to" Gin. Very traditional with good Juniper kick.
anonymous
anonymous,
very nice
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