Pothecary Gin - 50cl - 44.8% ABV
What began as a hobby in a spare room in 2015 has grown to become one of the most popular and renowned Gins in the UK. Pothecary is a lavendar-led trip into the Provence, albeit made in Dorset. The duo behind it, Martin Jennings and Lukasz Dwornik, are loud and active members of the Gin community and they take the spirit very seriously indeed, so this gin – and all of the gins that come from their seriously upgraded distillery – will never stray too far from that juniper core.
To taste, lavender positively explodes across the tongue, combining with the juniper to bring an enormous, herbal, savoury fore. Marmalade-like lemon peel kicks in, before being chased away (although only temporarily) by honeyed tilia flowers.
To serve: Go big or go home. Add a floral tonic and a twist of lemon peel.