Broker?s Gin, which is available to purchase in the online shop here at Urban Drinks, is something of an ode to the spiritual home of gin: England. The bottle of this London Dry Gin depicts a classically dressed city gent, complete with striped tie, umbrella and bowler hat. The last in this list even makes it on to the bottle in miniature plastic form. And if being a city stockbroker is an indication of success, then Broker?s Gin is duly faithful to this aspect of its branding as well, having won more medals at international spirit award shows than any other gin in the last 10 years.
Brothers Andy and Martin Dawson began producing Broker?s Gin near Birmingham in the late 1990s at a location that has seen drinks production taking place for over 200 years. Before the brothers moved in and started producing their London Dry Gin, the site had been used as a brewery. This facility with its prestigious history provides a fitting home for a gin so stylishly retro and quintessentially English. But the location of this London Dry Gin?s production isn?t the only thing to have stood the test of time; the distillation method is also unmistakably traditional. Rather than the column stills favoured nowadays by most gin producers, Broker?s Gin is still manufactured in copper pot stills. This smaller-batch method is preferred for its superior extraction of flavours. With a time-honoured production method and a recipe dating back over 200 years, this is a London Dry Gin steeped in class and custom.
Broker?s Gin & its classic botanicals
Broker?s Gin is produced as its talisman is dressed: in reverent accordance with tradition. Botanicals are sourced from all over the world to make their way into this premium spirit; angelica root from Poland, Nutmeg from India, cinnamon from the Seychelles and orange and lemon peel from Spain all find themselves inside Broker?s copper pot still. Like a high-rolling city stockbroker with a finger in countless pies in countless countries, Broker?s takes the best from all around the globe in order to create an exquisite gin. The botanicals are introduced to triple-distilled alcohol and then distilled for a fourth and a fifth time, lending this gin a unique refined clarity.
This London Dry Gin?s character is fresh, bright and full of flavour. A strong and crisp citrus note is complemented on the nose by a powerful juniper and a latent tinge of spice. This spice reveals itself more clearly upon tasting, where the gin?s sweetness is also apparent. Earthy notes balance the juniper very well, and the final impression of Broker?s Gin, available to purchase in the online shop here at Urban Drinks, is remarkably harmonious.
Broker?s Gin in drinks: looking for a classic London Dry Gin for a classic G&T? Look no further than Broker?s Gin!
Considering it?s been called the world?s best London Dry Gin, you wouldn?t expect Broker?s Gin to disappoint in a G&T ? it doesn?t. Drop a thin wedge of lemon in yours to bring the best out of this gin. If you feel like mixing it up a little more, salute this gin?s hometown with the Birmingham Cup:
- 60ml Broker?s Gin
- 4-5 Coriander Leaves
- 15ml sugar syrup
- 2 dashes of dandelion & burdock bitters
- 1 small dash of cardamom bitters
Fill a glass ? or a tin cup if you have one ? with crushed ice. Mix all of the ingredients together in over the ice, and garnish with a few more coriander leaves. If you?re feeling charitable, take your drink down to St. Andrew?s. It?s about time this side of Birmingham got to see what a cup looks like.