Clockers Gin, which is available to purchase in the online shop here at Urban Drinks, is named after the Clockers bar of its origins in Hamburg, an independent inn run by three friends in the world famous district of St. Pauli. The owners are no two-bob jokers flogging any old sauce in a run-down shack ? they take their establishment and their occupations seriously, as is demonstrated by the fact that these guys produce their own drinks; this gin, as well as their own take on a traditional German herbal liqueur. For those who don?t know the bar, Clockers has quickly gained a reputation as a choice hangout for patrons of the drinking culture in Hamburg, and its very own gin has therefore met with great excitement. This is a gin for those who take drinking seriously and are passionate about quality.
The gin isn?t produced on the famous Reeperbahn however, but in Dresden. Clockers Gin is produced here in accordance with a recipe which took over a year to perfect. The three mates from Hamburg made it their aim to create a gin that is traditional without lacking in innovation, and that mixes well with diverse cocktails without losing its character. The result is a well thought-out, harmonic gin. Clockers Gin is categorised as a New Western Dry Gin, not fitting the conventional categories of London Dry or Old Tom gins. We are excited by the growth of this new group of juniper spirits, and heartily recommend anyone who?s interested in gin to try one of these innovative new interpretations.
Time for Clockers Gin
The exact ingredients of Clockers Gin are kept largely secret ? to the extent that no botanicals except juniper are disclosed. The water used in the production of Clockers Gin originates from the Ore Mountains spanning the border between the Czech Republic and Saxony. The other ingredients, according to the producers at Clockers, are even more local to Dresden ? none originating more than 25km from the production site. Though Clockers Gin might flower in Hamburg, its roots are deep in Saxony.
Upon opening a bottle of Clockers, you?re hit immediately with the scents of citrus and coriander. The citrus notes hold their place into the taste and the juniper is pleasantly pungent without being overpowering. When drinking Clockers on ice, subtle peppery notes are hard to ignore. Clockers Gin is characterised remarkably by tones of spruce needle on the palate.
Clockers on the shelves: Clockers Gin stock is in here at Urban Drinks
Anyone searching for a traditional gin with a touch of youthful innovation will be pleased to find Clockers, available to purchase in the online shop here at Urban Drinks. While appearing broadly conventional in the British style, Clockers also presents an inventive twist with its tangy aromas, a dimension for which drinkers would search in vain among more customary gins. The producers themselves recommend drinking Clockers Gin with Fever Tree tonic water ? we concur the advisability of their suggestion. We?ll add that a slice of cucumber makes the perfect garnish for a Clockers gin & tonic. For anyone who?s feeling festive or frivolous, here?s a recipe for the famous French 75:
- 30ml Clockers Gin
- 15ml lemon juice
- 10ml sugar syrup
- Champagne to fill
Put all of the ingredients aside from the champagne into a shaker, fill it up with ice cubes and give it a rough shake for around 15 seconds. Strain it into a champagne glass, and having Michael Schumacher-ed your champagne all over the room, fill the glass up with what?s left in the bottle.