Worms Eye View of Gin

A Worm’s Eye View of Gin

There are plenty of gin wheezes these days that help spirits to differentiate themselves from one another in a growing market, but English Garden Worm Gin has gone that one step further (so far, in fact, that one notable commentator postulated whether or not this was “jump the shark” moment for gin).


English Worm Gin is bottled at 37.5%ABV and contains an English Grown Earthworm; apparently this adds a “unique taste”. This bonker bottle comes from Edible, the company who also offer Scorpion Vodka and a range of chocolate-covered creepy crawlies.

How does it taste?

Nose: Juniper, with some small hints of earthy, root botanicals along with some musky coriander and a hint of saltiness.
Taste: Quite watery, even for 37.5%. There are juniper notes upfront, followed by some sweeter floral and citrus notes. Slightly peppery at the end. Overall, thought, it was pretty much a let down and tastes like watered-down gin.

In Conclusion

I’m not 100% sure what I expected from this gin; I was sure that it wasn’t going to be the best that I’d tried, but I expected more than this. Unlike some mezcals that contain a worm and still taste rather good, this gin just doesn’t deliver and, at £20 for 250ml (£80 for a litre), this is one of the most expensive gins in the country. I wouldn’t waste my money.

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partial to a martini? to a smoke-hazed gin joint & a perfect tipple poured with the style, swank & skill of a true aficionado? …then pull up your stool to the bar, prepare to stock up your cocktail cabinet & get ready to drink it all in as we introduce you to a stitch in times’ resident barman… David T. Smith is a drinks enthusiast currently residing in the U.K. a long-time fan of tasting & exploring various types of alcohol, he has a fascination for vintage spirits and cocktails, in particular their heritage & origins; this was strengthened last year when he presented a talk and accompanying monograph on the Martini. it was as a result of his research of this topic that he was introduced to drinks paraphernalia, & he is now the happy owner of a colourful collection of bottles, books, and gadgets from a wide range of eras… an avid believer in the validity and variety of personal opinion, particularly in the subjective area of tasting, he enjoys hosting tasting sessions for friends, constantly challenging them to find their own favourite tipple. in addition to all of this, he is also interested in economics, three-piece suits, board games & keeping alive the art of engaging in enjoyable conversation with a good glass of port whilst surrounded by pipe smoke… www.summerfruitcup.com Thanks to Analiebe for writing this rather flattering blurb for me.

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