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Demijohnnie Gin

Distillery

Retailed exclusively by Angus and Frances Ferguson of Demijohn Ltd., Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Website

Demijohn.

History

Family run business established in 2004 acting primarily as retailers for small scale UK based producers. They sell a range of liqueurs and other flavored liquids (including oils and vinegars) and refer to themselves as a Liquid Deli. Starting with the one shop in Edinburgh this has increased to include shops in Glasgow and York, not to mention a thriving mail order trade, which stretches across the globe.

They have the unusual but environmentally friendly process of selling their fluids in over 20 different sized and shaped bottles, which can be refilled at their shops, or returned by mail for refilling – saving a discount of 10%. Please note, due to small-scale production and limited seasonal supplies, products are not always available to meet demand! To assist in the process the business close down their retail outlets for several days throughout the year and everyone goes picking the natural produce from the wild e.g. elderflowers and sloeberries, to provide supplies for many of their producers.

Production

This is made in Helensburgh, Glasgow, Scotland, by Penny & Roy Lewis. Very little is known except the base is distilled from neutral grain spirit; and the recipe is based on a London Dry Gin.

Category

London Dry Gin.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

50% (100 Proof).

Price Range

$$$$$$$ - $$$$$$$$. Not available in the USA. Only available exclusively from Demijohn, shipping is available but some restrictions to the USA apply and cost is dependent upon location.

Botanicals

Unknown.

Name

It was while in Italy, seeing a Cantina refilling customers’ containers with wine, the idea to replicate this back in the UK came to mind for owner Angus Ferguson. A demijohn (or carboy) is a large container for carrying liquids (water, wine or liquor) and is usually 5 gallons in capacity (but can be anything up to 15 gallons). The name is based on this classic carrier and the key botanical flavor used.

Tasting Notes

Unfortunately we have not tasted this Gin yet, so are unable to provide any of our detailed notes.

However, according to Demijohn we are told it is has a pungent juniper aroma and taste. It is also very smooth and despite the high 50% ABV it is versatile to be taken neat, in a G&T and any other Gin based mixed drink. We are looking forward to trying this in the near future; if you beat us to it, please tell us about your experience and views of the Gin.

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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