I am not much of a drinker, but my go-to tipple is a refreshing gin and tonic. Martin Miller’s Gins have 5 different Gins to offer, which complement meals over the Christmas celebrations. Launched in 1999, Martin Miller’s Gin is third-party distilled at Langley Distillery near Birmingham before setting off on a 3,000 mile round trip to Iceland and back. The reason is to use only the purest water from Icelandic glaciers, and cucumber distillate is also added in Iceland. It has consistently won more awards for excellence in the world’s leading spirit competitions than any other gin in the last 15 years.
At every good party, there are cocktails. Martin Miller’s Westbourne Gin is perfect for getting things started. Created in response to requests by ‘mixologists, this gin goes excellent with canapé‘s, a favourite being cucumber and cream cheese! Infused with intense citrus peels integrated with juniper and a spicier, peppery notes of cassia and nutmeg. It also has a sweet liquorice hint which is meant to taste divine with smoked salmon. Served over ice or with tonic is a great way to start the party
The second gin is Martin Miller’s Winterful- Inspired by ingredients commonly used in homemade mulled wine recipes in England and Iceland. This gin includes cinnamon and mandarin orange peel, added during a third distillation original blend and served hot or cold. It makes a super hot gin punch, and it goes splendidly with a giant cheese board and fruit curled up in front of the log fire. A true winter warmer with a beautiful mix of cinnamon and mandarin with spicy-sweet cardamon starts to breakthrough.
Next is the sumptuous Martin Miller’s Summerful added withan extra distillation of seasonal Rosemary from England and Arctic Thyme from Iceland. Available during Spring and Summer, I imagine this mixed with tonic served with roast lamb and vegetables would be a fab combination. This gin also accompanies a BBQ exquisitely combined with the smoked meat. The arctic thyme accompanies the lemon aroma in rosemary balanced alongside the citrus and juniper profile.
9 Moons Gin
Number four, is Martin Miller’s 9 Moons Gin, a high-strength gin that was cask-aged for 9 months in Iceland. A Solera Vat process gives excellent consistency while maintaining a complex and distinctive taste. Bathing in a sweet and warming oak aroma, hints of vanilla and the familiar smell of lime, lemon,and soft juniper. Earthy initially, the cassia and liquorice root kick in. This is one to try with steak; the flavours combined are meant to be unique and rather special. Try it with tonic and Ginger Beer!
Last but not least is Martin Miller’s Original Gin. Martin Miller’s Original Gin is pot distilled using two separate distillations of the very best earthy and citrus-based botanicals. An excellent balance of juniper and citrus freshness shines through, and Liquorice sweetness enhances the citrus and spiced sensations. Served with elderflower tonic accompanied with fish and chips is not a combination many would imagine. However, they are said to compliment each other amazingly.
Have a happy and safe Christmas, and please drink responsibly.