The original gin gained quiet a reputation, said to be a favourite of the Iron Duke Wellington himself, and French stage actress Sarah Bernhardt, who was known to favour it in a cocktail or two. Throughout the 1920’s to 30’s Nicholson Gin was name dropped as an essential ingredient of many cocktails and was included in The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book, Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails and the Savoy Cocktail Book. Who knows, maybe it will appear in future generations of the SilverFox's own cocktail guide?
Sadly though in the early 80’s the company was bought out and gin production ceased, leaving the brand to gather dust on a shelf and talk of the glory days of flapper dresses and smoking jackets.
That is until now.
helping the MCC secure the site that is today Lord's "The Home of Cricket”. If that doesn’t bowl you over I don’t know what will.
SilverFox Tasting Notes
Like sitting on a deckchair on a warm summer afternoon. The feint thwack of cricket balls on willow sounds in the background as you bask in the soft, sweet aromas of the warm village green.
Nicholson Original Tasting Notes
Nose: Juniper and citrus
Palate: Juniper-led with citrus notes and a touch of spice
Finish: Long, dry and balanced
Average Price: £32.50
Fox’s Rating: 7/10
This is a nice, new (or is it old?) gin. The taste isn't as experimental as some of it's competition, but that was never the intention. This is a traditional gin based on a heritage recipe and it certainly does what it intended to do, which is create a traditional London Dry gin. It lends itself well to mixing cocktails as it takes on the flavours around it without being overpowering in itself and also makes a refreshing G&T.