This gin was created by Leeds bartending legend Jake Burger (anyone been to Jakes bar on Call Lane?) by the award-wining Notting Hill bar, Portobello Star, home of the Ginsitute. This is a place where one can learn an awful lot about gin, so you would expect Portobello Road No. 171 to be rather good, and indeed it is. It's an old-style London Dry Gin, containing traditional botanicals and spices that harks back to the gins of yesteryear.
Due to the demand Portobello Road is now produced in a still named ‘Tom Thumb’ by Charles Maxwell at the Thames distillery.
These new ready-to-serve cans have a 5.5% ABV and are designed to appeal to the festival, travel-leisure and general out-of-home market.
Ged Feltham, managing director of Portobello Road Gin commented: “As proud purveyors of London’s spirit, we are delighted to be partnering with Franklin & Sons to create an exceptional pre-mixed London dry gin and tonic in a can. Both brands are award-winning with a strong London heritage and are crafted with only the finest ingredients.
“The new RTD ensures that gin connoisseurs can enjoy a premium G&T for those on-the-go moments and at outdoor events this summer, such as festivals and picnics.”
Steve Perez, chairman at Franklin & Sons comments “We pride ourselves on offering consumers what they want, through focused research and innovation. Our vast knowledge in creating marketing-leading ranges of ready to drink products makes Franklin & Sons the perfect producer in this exciting unique collaboration. We couldn’t be prouder to be working with another premium crafted producer”.
The cans are “recyclable and sustainable” and include Franklin & Sons Natural Indian Tonic Water mixed with the original Portobello Road Gin.
Portobello Road Gin has a juniper-forward flavour profile balanced by eight additional botanicals. Combined with Franklin & Sons Natural Indian Tonic Water it creates a refreshingly crisp taste that is perfect for summer sipping. Deliciously different, this spirit and mixer format is the perfect accompaniment for taking to festivals, travel-leisure and answers the grab-and-go lifestyles of the typical London resident.
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Name Portobello Road G&T Cans Country England Region London ABV% 5.5% Size 250ml Dietary Information No