Sipsmith London Cup - 70cl - 29.5% ABV
In 2009, Sipsmith was launched by Sam Galsworthy and Fairfax Hall (formerly of Fuller’s and Diageo respectively) after many years of working in the drinks industry. The pair teamed up with Jared Brown (who in the past has developed spirits in Sweden, Norway, Vietnam, and in the US) to pursue their passion for handmade spirits. As a result the trio have created a gin full of authenticity which is now on a seemingly meteoric rise.
The gin is distilled in a beautiful still affectionately named Prudence (after Gordon Brown’s favourite watchword) and is produced in small batches of no more than 300 bottles a time using the traditional three cuts (where only the heart of the distillation run is retained). Once watered down, it is bottled at 41.6% ABV. Every bottle features its batch number and although there may be minute variations between them, each batch will carry the distinct Sipsmith characteristics.
Sipsmith London Cup -
The ultimate alternative to Pimms - Sipsmith London Cup is the English aperitif that's both refreshing and complex. To create their London Cup, they use Sipsmith London Dry Gin, blended with a host of carefully selected summery ingredients including infusions of Earl Grey tea, lemon verbena and borage. Rich orange is apparent on the nose, with the zesty citrus notes of the underlying gin complimented by aromatic spices and hints of cherry when mixed with tonic. Great with Lemonade or Prosecco in the summer, but amazing served hot in the winter. Don't be fooled, this is not their previous Summer Cup, this is their NEW London Cup which is tastier but comes in their signature 70cl bottle instead of their previous 50cl bottle size. Oh, and at the same price!!
Read our full review here: Sipsmith Gin