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Bath Canary Edition Gin

Distillery

The Bath Gin Company, Bath, Somerset (made by Thames Distillers Ltd., Clapham, London), England, UK.

Website

The Bath Gin Company.

History

Peter Meacock who owns The Canary Gin Bar in Bath, created Bath Gin with Tim Whelehan (an expert mixologist). They started with a one botanical (juniper) Gin and started mixing it with a variety of botanicals via cold infusion. This provided them with the recipe to be distilled, with it finally being launched in spring 2014.

Production

This is distilled in small batches of 1,000 bottles by Thames Distillers in London. However, The Bath Gin Company hope at some point to undertake this activity themselves, in Bath of course!

The Gin is presented in a tall rectangular clear bottle with a white twist top cap. It has a large white rectangular label with “Bath Gin” clearly shown in large black text, and has the batch and bottle number handwritten at the bottom. Front and center on the label is a large portrait of author Jane Austen (1775 – 1817), whose picture has been modified to show her winking. The famous English romantic novelist lived in Bath for three years and published six books (Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion). Today she is one of the most widely read writers in English Literature and is believed to have enjoyed a drink - particularly Gin!

Category

Distilled Gin.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

40% (80 Proof).

Price Range

$$$$$ - $$$$$$. Not available in the USA. It may be purchased online from their website (for shipping within the UK) or from Master of Malt for international shipping, but be prepared to add another 40% for this service).

Botanicals

Uses 10 botanicals including: angelica, cardamom, cassia bark, cubeb, juniper berries, kaffir lime (leaves), lemon peel, liquorice, orange peel (burnt) and wormwood.

Name

Named after the city of Bath, where it is made. Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the only city in the UK to be classified as such, and one look at this beautiful place its easy to understand why. Established by the Romans, due to the natural thermal springs found here, it has always been a spa town of note. The rich Georgian and Regency architecture attest to its popularity, and today, is visited by people from all over the world.

Tasting Notes

Unfortunately we haven’t tasted this yet and so are unable to provide detailed tasting notes. We understand it has a floral aroma smooth with a rich fruity and orange citrus taste. Given the cubeb berries and cardamom we suspect it should have some peppery notes too. According to The Bath Gin Company is designed to be used in cocktails including the classic Gin & Tonic and Martini (and not just one particular cocktail) – we’ll have to wait and see if this proves to be the case.

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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