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"Fords is a juniper-forward gin but with a good amount of citrus, sweet spices and florals to take the bite off of the juniper, but still add complexities and allow the juniper to be the star. It's also a gin that works well with both lemon and lime citrus cocktails and has a really nice oil content for martini's"
íë_íë_’± Simon Ford, The 86 Co.
Distilled in London at Thames Distillers, and is a collaboration between 8th generation Master Distiller Charles Maxwell and Simon Ford of The 86 Co. The mix of 9 botanicals starts with a traditional backbone base of juniper & coriander seed that's balanced with citrus (bitter orange, lemon & grapefruit peels), floral (jasmine flower & orris) and spice (angelica & cassia). The botanicals are steeped for 15 hours before distillation in 500 liter stills.
John Dory, the legendary still making company built two stills for the Thames Distilling Company. These stills, appropriately named Tom Thumb and Thumberlina, are used to distil Fords Gin. They are 500 litres in size and each produces a 200 litre batch.
Nine botanicals are steeped in the stills for 15 hours to soften them and bring out more flavour before distillation. The cooking/distillation time for Fords Gin is 5 hours.
Fords Gin is a collaboration between 8th generation Master Distiller, Charles Maxwell, and Simon Ford of The 86 Co.
Simon Ford has been working in the world of gin for over 10 years.
He has helped in the development of gin recipes and has taught the history and production of gin all over the world.
He worked with Charles on the formula and taste profile of Fords Gin with the input of many bartender friends.
Like with all the 86 spirits, Fords Gin was tested in all our favourite gin cocktails during development.
Proof: 90 (45% ABV)
Distiller:?í´íë_Thames Distilling Company, London, England
Not available in:?í´íë_AL, KY, MA, MD, MS, ND, NH, NV, NY, PA, TX, UT, VT, WV
A bright kiss on an aromatic sping evening
Juniper and citrus excite the tongue
A dry finish of grapefruit and jasmine