Cocktails with 58 Gin from London

Gin 58 is one of those gins that I’ve known about for a while and it is great to see it gain momentum. It is one of a growing number of new distilleries in London and was created by Mark Marmont. The gin is bottled at 43% ABV.

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On its own
Nose: Subtle hints of coriander seed, citrus peel, and the fragrant floral notes of cilantro.
Taste: Good, solid flavour intensity and a well-balanced product. It has a range of flavours, from sweet spice to earthy root notes, as well as the bright, clean notes of pine and citrus. This has a vibrant, spicy finish that is interspersed with oily juniper. A beautiful soft spirit that is easily appreciated when sipped neat.

Gin & Tonic
Very refreshing – everything you look for in a Gin & Tonic. There’s citrus upfront, with coriander, juniper, and angelica on the finish.

Martini
A delicate, elegant Martini with pleasant subtleties. There are lovely, resinous juniper notes with some light, sweet spice of cassia and vanilla, before a citrus finish.

Negroni
Rich, resinous, bold, and intense. This has a lovely balance between all three ingredients, finishing with a bright, dry juniper flavour and a good dose of signature earthy bitterness and a hint of menthol pepper.

In Conclusion
Gin 58 is a great example of a gin that combines the flavour profile and mixability of a classic gin with the sippable elegance of a contemporary one. This is a shining addition to the renaissance of gin distilling in London. My favourite drink – although it was very difficult to choose between them – was the Gin & Tonic.

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About DTS

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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