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Fortnum and Mason London Dry Gin

As the more observant reader will have noticed as this is a slight departure from my usual whisky reviews but as it is made by The London Distillery Company (of which I am shareholder and as at time of writing in September 2017 a Director) I feel it's place is warranted on my website.  (Note: Key words in that sentence are "my website").  This bottle came from Batch 022 and was bottled at 47.1% ABV.  The nose has some citrus peel, herbs, fresh cut fruit and vegetal notes and after while some alcohol starts to come through as well.   The mouthfeel is great, chewy and sticky with honey sweetness along with classic gin notes.  The finish has white ppeer and the alcohol dries the mouth quite quickly.   The addition of tonic water cuts the thickness and sweetness so this works really well in classic G&T format.

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  • Wednesday, 14 June 2017 06:42

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #32

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    Location: The Club at Sea Lounge,  Seattle Airport, USA

    Date: June 2017

    Price: Free ($0.00 USD)

    Recipe: Jack Daniels, sweet vermouth, orange, blood orange bitters

    Garnish: Maraschino cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: Not sure what the "orange" listed in the recipe was but it was a solid cocktail and the price was right!

    What is this about? Check out  http://www.somanywhiskies.com/item/749-the-manhattan-project-ii

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