Distilled in London at Thames Distillers, Fords Gin is a
collaboration between 8th generation Master Distiller Charles Maxwell and Simon Ford of The 86 Co. The gin, a mix of 9 botanicals, starts with a traditional base of
juniper & coriander seed and is balanced by citrus (bitter orange, lemon & grapefruit peel), florals (jasmine flower & orris) and spices (angelica & cassia). The botanicals are steeped for 15 hours before distillation in 500 litre stills.
The 86 Co. tested the recipe in classic gin drinks before finalising their formula. Its style is aromatic, fresh and floral with elegant notes of orange blossom in a harmonious blend with citrus and juniper.
|The 86 Co. creates spirits with some of the best distillers and distilleries from around the world. Conversations within the bartending community inspired four spirits that
were launched September 2012. Fords Gin, Cana Brava Rum, Aylesbury Duck Vodka, and Tequila Cabeza are
versatile, full-bodied spirits that were made for mixing.
They come in an ergonomic bottle that was designed by and for bartenders with engaging labels filled with
useful and honest information.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 97 points - A classic take on the London dry formula, this symphony of beautifully composed botanicals is lead by juniper hand-in-hand with coriander. Grapefruit tang corrals a sweet almond-y softness in this gin that makes it an excellent choice for dry martinis.
- 2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation) (Great Value) (Tried & True Award)