Gin is currently one of the fastest growing trends in spirits. It’s popularity is has been in large part due to a appetite for a revival of classic British drinks. The surge in its popularity has seen a whole new host of artisan micro distilleries opening up for business. The rise in its popularity is illustrated further by the number of new micro distilleries opening each year, 49 in 2015 compared to just 5 between 2008-2011.
It’s claimed that while gin was traditionally drank by the over 40’s there is a new younger generation now switching vodka for the botanical spirit. Uk sales are expected to top £1bn this year alone.
photograph of gin on the back of our bar
New gin on our bar
With so many new and interesting gins on the market its no wonder so many people are enjoying a well stocked gin bar. We have recently expanded our to reflect our customers growing interest in gin. We now stock over 17 gins including:
Gin Mare – inspired by Mediterranean flavours, this Spanish spirit is made with botanicals such as rosemary, thyme & mandarin. Given its ingredients it’s perhaps no surprise that this gin has a very herbal perfume like palate.
Hendricks – Perhaps one of the best known and fashionable breeds of gin. Hendricks has a delicious refreshing plate. with aromas of cucumber with is used as one of their primary botanics.
Langley’s No8 – Aimed at the male palate and containing 8 botanicals (thats where the number 8 comes from) Langley’s has a muscular juniper, lemon & coriander aroma while its palate is dry and has a hint of nutmeg.
Monkey 47 – An unusual spirit from the black forest in Germany containing cranberries. At 47% it is powerful & well structured with tones of citrus and herb.
Sipsmith – distilled with 10 botanicals this is a gentle spirit that allows you to taste its natural flavours.
Ophir – a truly unique spirit made with black pepper from India and coriander from Morocco.
So If you fancy joining the revival The Golden Fleece Tremadog is the place to do it! You’ll find a range of accompaniments including elderflower tonic, Mediterranean tonic and of course standard tonic!