Conker Dorset Dry Gin - 70cl - 40% ABV
Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin is a local wonder crammed with hand picked ingredients. Designed and distilled by local boy Rupert Holloway, the gin is an exceptionally well-balanced, juniper-led product with notes of local elderberry, samphire and gorse throughout.
When it emerged back in 2014, Conker Spirit was the first to emerge in Dorset. Since then, many have come along and perhaps even overtaken Holloway's endeavour, but trust us when we say if you've missed it, you've missed out.
Balance is key here, and despite the fact that he's a first time distillery, Holloway has nailed it. No botanical is any louder than the other, with every single ingredient intertwining delicately. Summer, meadow-like aromas underpin the experience, while the juniper is locked and held in place by a strong citrus.
To serve: Bring out that gorse flower sweetness with a generous splash of Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic or Merchant's Heart hibiscus, and add some lime peel to up the citrus dose.