Mombasa Club Gin: prestige and superiority in a glass
Mombasa Club Gin was earlier the gin of the notorious Mombasa Club in Kenya. The club first opened during the British colonisation of the country and quickly became the hippest place to be seen in Kenya?s second largest city after Nairobi. The club developed a reputation for having very strict membership policies and being dedicated to perfection; satisfying every wish of its carefully-selected members. Clubs like this were pretty popular in the British Empire and, as we all know, gin is a very British drink.
Back in the day, Mombasa Gin was reserved for the club?s members. The gin was especially distilled with the club?s members in mind, meaning only they were allowed to taste the delicious juniper-based Mombasa Club Gin. The gin, which was distilled in London, was shipped to Kenya just for the club?s use, allowing its members to have a little taste of home.
A London dry gin, Mombasa Gin has a little bit of Africa in every bottle. Its unique blend of exciting botanicals makes for a wonderful tasting experience. The grain spirit, used for the drink?s base, is distilled four times, resulting in a pure, clean foundation. The juniper, angelica, pine, coriander, and cumin give the drink a seductive, spicy aroma. The delicate scent of juniper berries is the most dominant aroma, in contrast to anise seed and citrus notes upon tasting. The finish of the gin is long and lasting, leaving you wanting more.
Enjoy Mombasa Club Gin the good old way in a Gin and Tonic
The classic drink of the British Empire was the beloved long drink, Gin and Tonic. The long drink was first conceived in India by the Raj. The British officers needed some way of protecting themselves against Malaria, a potentially-deadly disease from mosquito bites. Tonic water is rich in quinine, a botanical which helps protect against Malaria, and so the officers drank it every day. The bitter taste of tonic water was not enjoyed by everyone but, thankfully, some genius person came up with the idea of mixing it with gin, creating the famous long drink. To fully enjoy Mombasa Club Gin like a British officer, purchase one of our exceptional tonic water from the Urban Drinks online shop. The fruity sweetness of Mombasa Gin is complemented best by a tonic water with a distinctive herbal nature, such as Fever Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water, Fentimans Tonic Water, or 1724 Tonic Water. A Gin and Tonic featuring Mombasa Gin, combined with any of these tonic waters, is a sure-fire winner.
When you purchase Mombasa Gin from our online shop, you are buying a little piece of history. This gin was enjoyed by British officers many, many years ago under the boiling African sun. The gin kept the crème de la crème of Mombasa from going thirsty and protected them against Malaria?well, that was probably the quinine instead of the gin, but the gin certainly made it tastier! Mombasa Gin is an exceptional gin and definitely worth trying. If you?re craving a Gin and Tonic then Mombasa Gin is the perfect ingredient. Or perhaps a Gin Martini? Or another fine gin-based cocktail? You will have hours of fun discovering the various possibilities.