Broker’s Gin was created in 2000 by Martin and Andy Dawson. The brand aims to represent typical Englishness, hence the Bowler hat that adorns each bottle to conjure the quaint image of a gentleman stockbroker, cutting his way through the streets of London (perhaps not unlike John Cleese doing silly walks), hence the name Broker’s for the brand.
The gin itself is weights in at a hefty 47% and is handcrafted in Warwickshire, based on a 200 year old recipe. The natural spirit is wheat derived and distilled no less than six times through the traditional copper pot-still - which is fondly named Constance. The botanicals themselves are juniper berries, coriander seed, cinnamon, cassia bark, nutmeg, liquorice, orris root, angelica root, lemon peel and orange peel. Certainly a classic recipe, but does Broker’s cut the deal or does it slink back to a dusty stock exchange of red braces and oversized mobile phones ?