Pickering's Gin - 70cl - 42% ABV
Ever since its launch in 2013, Pickering’s has been a firm fixture on the Craft Gin scene. Wearing it’s Scottish roots with pride, this Edinburgh-based distillery has been churning out brilliant gin after brilliant gin, with each a great example of visiting new flavours and methods whilst remaining true to what gin is.
The flagship gin is based on an old family recipe dating back to 1947, and while a few botanicals have been tweaked to suit modern palates, the gin is one that those back in the day would probably recognise.
Pickering’s Gin is a good mix of classic and contemporary, with juniper, coriander and angelica providing a traditional structure, while lime adds a crispy citrus and fennel adds a cooling nip. Lightly spiced and very versatile, this is great in a G&T but also works in a great range of classic cocktails. The Martini is a real winner.
To serve: Indian tonic and a sprig of lavender.