For the first Gin featured on our blog we have chosen the Thomas Dakin small batch gin. It also happens to be one of the gins featured in our Gin Experience and lunch on the 20th of this month. Thomas Dakin is a juniper-led gin, with zesty notes of sweet orange and fresh citrus, enlivened by an infusion of distinctive red cole, a savory root botanical which gives this gin a delicious, long, lingering finish.
In 1761, at the outset of the industrial revolution, Thomas Dakin began distilling gin in Warrington, North of England, at the age of 25. He pioneered the development and refinement of high quality English gin and his inventive and enlightened outlook created a superior quality, unrivalled gin distilling heritage and legacy. Given gin’s sordid reputation at the time, this was a highly ambitious move but Dakin had the courage of his convictions to succeed and transform the fortunes of gin from its dark past into a glorious future. Many gin makers followed Thomas Dakin but he was the man that started it all and is widely regarded as the forefather of quality English gin.
Juniper (1) – piney, perfumed notes
English coriander seeds (2) – citrus and spice notes
Orange peel (3) – sweet orange notes
Grapefruit (4) – fresh citrus
Cubebs (5) – aromatic pepper kick
Liquorice root (6) – sweet, woody notes
Angelica (7) – earthy notes
Red Cole (8) which adds a delicious savoury character and a long,
lingering finish to produce a gin of unmistakable character.