William Kerr's Borders Gin, 70 cl
Regular price £34.44
Every drop made from Scottish Borders barley. Every grain grown within 30 miles of the distillery.As an accomplished botanist, we think Kerr would have quietly approved of our Carterhead Still – one of only a handful in operation. Unlike regular gin stills, the Carterhead gently steams the botanicals rather than boiling them, capturing more of the subtle aromas and complex flavours. Together with the barley base, this creates a gin of distinctive depth and character.Enjoy Kerr’s Borders Gin poured over ice, with a good tonic water, and a slice of orange Read more.
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William Kerr was born in the Hawick in the Scottish Borders in 1779, and became a gardener at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew in London. In 1804 he was sent to Asia where he gained a reputation as an accomplished plant collector. From his travels, Kerr sent back to Kew 238 plants new to European science, including the vigorous shrub named in his honour, the Kerria, and the first specimens of the Tiger Lily. In 1812, he took an appointment in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) as superintendent of the newly-founded botanical gardens. Sadly Kerr was to die in Colombo only two years after his arrival. Kerr’s Gin, made in his home town of Hawick, celebrates the man’s sense of adventure and his passion for plants and nature.
Gin of distinctive depth and character
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Gin & Tonic Cocktail Recipe
Gin & Tonic. If you can say it, you can make it. Right? Right. But also, not exactly. The two-ingredient cocktail requires your undivided attention. From glassware to garnish to style of gin and spirit proof, everything should be carefully considered when mixing a G&T. A Gin & Tonic made with a potent base—45% ABV and above, if you mean business—and configured with two parts tonic to one part gin is a highball of balance and beauty. Too much gin, and the botanical spirit will overshadow the unique qualities of the tonic. Too much tonic, and it will drown the gin. There is endless room for experimentation within those two ingredients. With hundreds of gins on the market and dozens of tonics, a good G&T is a mix-and-match exercise to find the combination that best suits your tastes. London dry gins are characterized by their juniper-forward flavor profile; modern-style gins often dial down the juniper and ramp up the citrus and florals.