Old Hopking 1599 Gin is distilled in small batches in the presence of natural juniper and other citrus fruits to produce a gin of amazing flavour and aromas. Whilst the aroma is delicate, the flavour is more intense, full of juniper and lemon, with elderflower and sunflowers coming through in support. All these tastes work together so there is no sharpness or coarse side to this gin.
I mixed up a standard G&T with a slice of lemon, as in the picture, but upon tasting the delicate nature of this gin, I realised that the lemon was not needed. All it did was to amplify the citrus flavours and hide some of the Juniper part. Easily sorted with another poured without the lemon; straight over ice. Perfect.
Old Hopking 1599 Gin won Gold at the 2010 IWSC (International Wine and Spirit Competition) for best in class. When you taste it you will understand why.
|Contains:||Distiled with Natural Juniper & Accenting Citrus Botanicals|
|Closure:||Bottle Top, 50cl|