The Pink 47 bottle is in the shape of an enormous diamond. The story behind the design is that of the legendary pink Kharavaya diamond. Don?t worry if you?ve never heard of it ? it?s not that legendary. Apparently this treasure, complete with spell and curse mythology, was owned by a king of Persia, who then (presumably reluctantly) bequeathed it to the conquering Alexander the Great. The makers of Pink 47 Gin tell of sceptics who espouse the heresy that the diamond never actually existed (who could be so cynical?) but either way, their gin is a worthy enough jewel.
The making of Pink 47 Gin
Pink 47, which is available to purchase in the online shop at Urban Drinks, is made by the Old St. Andrew?s distillery. The firm usually specialises in whisky, although their distillers obviously also have a fair idea about gin. The whiskies produced by Old St. Andrew?s won fame and acclaim largely thanks to their golf ball shape, and they were often given as prizes at major tournaments. Old St. Andrew?s also produce Ron Burgundy?s Odin?s Raven Special Reserve Scotchy Scotch Scotch. We?re not sure exactly when the firm came on to the idea of producing a gin, but we?re certainly pleased they did. We expect they?re pretty pleased too, given the number of awards that their gin has won.
Pink 47 Gin is distilled in small batches in traditional copper pot stills ? the way gin has been traditionally made for centuries. The gin is made of 12 botanicals from all around the world that together leave the finished product with a character as unique as its bottle. The distillery that turns out Pink 47 Gin in Warrington is the world?s oldest continuously operational gin distillery, having been producing the spirit since 1761. Pink 47?s botanicals list is decidedly international in character and prestige; juniper from Tuscany, cassia bark from Vietnam, liquorice from China, nutmeg from West Africa, etc. Phileas Fogg on the case with the Pink 47 shopping list.
Pink 47 Gin the killer
Pink 47 Gin, which is available to purchase in the online shop here at Urban Drinks, has collected a stable full of awards and not without merit. The finished gin is as powerfully convincing in its character as its appearance. The aroma is coloured by a strong juniper note, supported by a citrusy, floral, earthy, herbal cocophony. The taste of the gin is sweet and slightly spicy, fresh in its lemon and juniper tones, warm and lively thanks to its orris root and coriander notes, and comfortably potent at 47%, without any harshness. It?s smooth and soft enough to be enjoyable over ice or completely neat, and complex enough to have a lot to offer any cocktail. If you?re running low on ideas, perhaps you need reminding of the White Lady:
- 40ml Pink 47 Gin
- 20ml Cointreau
- 20ml lemon juice
Shake up the ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain over a cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of orange or lemon.