Porter’s Gin is the brainchild of bartending stalwarts Ben Iravaniand Alex Lawrence, as well as their friend Josh Rennie. The gin was conceived in a bar, by a bar and for a bar, so it comes as no surprise that it’s a sturdy, cocktail-ready workhorse with a great burst of juniper.
The gin that is produced at G&J (Greenall's Gin) features juniper, coriander seed, angelica, liquorice, almond, lemon peel, orange peel and cinnamon amongst its line up. The distillation run is overseen by Distiller Dermot Hegarty. Once this is made, it’s sent up to Porter’s Gin’s new micro-distillery in Aberdeen (just a few doors down from its basement origins) and blended with a pink peppercorn, cassia and Buddha’s hand distillate created on their very own rotavap.
Juniper instantly leaps up out of the bottle, filling the nose with a deep, rich berry to compliment a teasing citrus. To taste, cassia, cinnamon and pink peppercorns rush the tongue, filling the mouth with a sweet and gentle spice and the chest with fire. A bold juniper is present throughout but really pushes through to the finish and holds on the tongue long after the drink is finished.
Porter's makes for a divine G&T – especially with a fleshy, citrus garnish. (We’d opt for classic tonic and a wedge of grapefruit or if you’re feeling fancy… a dehydrated peach sliver.
- Additional Information
Name Porter's Gin Country Scotland Region Langstane Distillery, Aberdeen ABV% 41.5% Size 700ml Dietary Information No