Undoubtedly what gives a gin its distinctive character is their particular mix of --usually-- top-secret botanicals; botanicals that a new breed of young, rebellious distillers are evermore adventurous with when forging the core flavour of their gins.
One of these adventurers is the Burnley based Batch Brew Company. Starting life as makers of craft beer they were turned on to gin while holidaying in Spain.
Produced in small batches, totaling no more than 50 litres a time, the aim here is perfection, with the makers going through 55 recipes before settling on what now sits in front of me in a stylish gold patterned bottle.
Taste: Rich and spicy
Finish: Frankincense and myrrh botanicals leaving warm lingering tastes
Average Price: £35
In answer to my previous question it’s definitely a divine gin and I look forward to the second coming. Batch Brew deserves its accolades and its silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Awards. This is a very nice gin and a worthy contribution to your drinks cupboard. There’s certainly a lot going on flavour wise, with layer after layer being uncovered with each extra sip. Perhaps a little too strong for use in a cocktail of more subtle flavours, it is nonetheless absolutely divine in an ice-cold gin and tonic. Also do be sure to try it as the distiller’s perfect serve suggests: over crushed frozen raspberries and fresh lime peel, you won’t be disappointed.