Thomas Dakin Gin is a classic style London Dry Gin which takes its name from the forefather of English gin, Thomas Dakin, who created the world’s first quality gin in 1761 in the North West of England.
Thomas Dakin was a pioneer and began distilling at the age of 25. This gin, named in honour of the young innovator, was launched in Manchester & London in July 2015.
Thomas Dakin Gin is distilled in small batches in a baby copper pot still. The Master Distiller uses a secret recipe of eleven botanicals, including some traditionally used for making cordials in the 18th Century, as well as juniper, orange peel and English coriander with the unique addition of red cole to give the gin its long, lingering finish. Horseradish, or red cole as it was known in Dakin’s day, was used to revive weary travellers journeying by coach and horses from London to Scotland.
Thomas Dakin has won three Awards in its first year – a Gold Medal at The San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016, a Gold Medal at The World Gin Awards and the award for Best On Trade Gin for its stand out behind the bar.
Joanne Moore, who is only the seventh Master Distiller at G&J Distillers to hold the title since 1761, selects the botanicals and oversees the gin’s handcrafted distillation. Thomas Dakin Gin is currently distilled at the world’s oldest gin distillers in Warrington, Cheshire. Thomas Dakin Distillers is committed to building a gin distillery in Manchester in the near future.
Nose: Juniper perfumed notes upfront with sweet orange and citrus aromas and a hint of red cole botanical at the end.
Taste: Smooth, intense and piquant which softens, leaving a sweet citrus and savoury taste.
Finish: Medium to long lingering finish.
Thomas Dakin Gin is a juniper-led classic style gin with sweet orange and citrus notes and a pepper and savoury finish, thanks to the cubeb berries and red cole. Thomas Dakin Gin is gluten free.
Thomas Dakin Signature Serve
Tom & Tonic
50ml Thomas Dakin Gin
125ml good quality tonic water
Orange peel and optional sprig of fresh Coriander
Pour the gin over a full glass of ice and pour over the tonic water. Twist a 5 cm strip of the orange peel onto the top and, if desired, garnish with a sprig of coriander.
Thomas Dakin Gin is available in Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Booths and Amazon. It is also available in Selfridges Manchester and London, Harvey Nichols stores nationwide, 31Dover.com, GinFoundry.com as well as fine bars and restaurants in Manchester and throughout the UK, plus World Duty Free Airport shops in the UK and Spain.
RRP £29.00 for 70cl ABV: 42% @ThomasDakinGin
To WIN an exclusive Thomas Dakin Gin Hamper which includes:
– 1 bottle of Thomas Dakin Gin in a wicker hamper
– 4 bottles of fever tree Mediterranean tonic
– 1 Orange
– 1 Thomas Dakin Apron
– 1 Story of Thomas Dakin booklet with cocktail recipes
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