Sir Robin of Locksley Gin - 70cl - 40.5% ABV
Locksley Distilling, so named for Nottingham’s most famous export, Robin Hood, is one whose growth and evolution shows no real signs of slowing. Launched by the ever present, ever pleasant John Cherry back in 2014, the brand has gone from a one-gin-band to a whole sea of amazing gins, all made in-house and bottled in beautiful, gift-worthy custom glass.
This is one we’d name as a Gin Geeks pick. The bloggers and ginfluencers that we see on a regular basis are always raving about John and his band of merry gins. From the Elderflower-heavy flagship to the more juniper-centric spin offs, there is a great selection to choose from.
Sir Robin of Locksley Gin is the flagship offering. Huge, busy grapefruit and sticky sweet elderflower flood the tongue, with dandelion bringing a strange, familiar sweetness. It’s not all sugar, though, a huge cassia warmth comes in to add a little spice to proceedings. Still, green is the overarching sensation here – it’s fresh and floral, with hints of the garden splashing around the glass.
To serve: Try it with grapefruit tonic to tone up the citrus and down the elderflower.