The Pierhouse Gin no. 20: Monkey 47
Any gin-lovers tried Monkey 47 yet? New in as our 20th variety of Gin in the Ferry Bar here at The Pierhouse, it's disappearing almost as fast as rocket fuel!
Monkey 47, made in the Black Forest in Germany, is a master quality gin produced by hand using traditional distilling methods and a recipe of 47 different plants. Described by the distillers as having "floral notes, the freshness of tangy citrus fruits, a clear juniper tone, a peppery, spicy mouthfeel and a hint of cranberries to give it that certain 'je ne sais quoi'" If you are a Monkey 47 fan, enjoy a good read of all things Monkey (while sipping your gin, of course) at The Monkey Drum.
The Pierhouse Gin no. 21: Pickering's
It's summer, the sun is shining (well some of the time) - surely it must be ginoclock by now? We have just selected Pickering's finest gin from Edinburgh as The Pierhouse Ferry Bar gin number 21...it comes highly recommended having just won the Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015.
Described by the distillers as "marvellously mixed, small batch Edinburgh dry gin, with soft citrus, hints of cinnamon and delicious nutty notes. This multi award winning gin is hand crafted at Summerhall Distillery – the first gin distillery to be established in Edinburgh for over 150 years. Based on an original Bombay recipe, kept secret since 1947, Pickering’s is a spectacularly smooth and flavoursome gin that uses 9 botanicals - juniper, coriander, cardamom, angelica, fennel, anise, lemon, lime and cloves – which are carefully measured and added to the grain spirit in a 500 litre copper still. Named Gert." Read more about the Pickering's story at their website here - or if you are in Edinburgh, take the distillery tour.
So, we hear you asking, what are numbers 1-19 on The Pierhouse Gin list?......The answer is simple - you'll just have to come along to the Ferry Bar to see (taste) for yourselves.
Source: Gin descriptions courtesy of the two distillers' websites above.
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