Our gin takes time – patience is a virtue, after all – but we feel the superior quality makes it all worthwhile. Happily, gin lovers and the world’s leading bartenders, mixologists and drinks writers agree.

Dave Broom

From his book “Gin: The Manual”

As Dave Broom puts it in his book “Gin: The Manual” (2015, Mitchell Beazley)…

“Like the bottle, this is a clean and broad-shouldered with a light vegetal note and a nutty biscuity undertow, then citric elements (frozen peels/lemon sorbet) take over before very sage/pine-like juniper drifts in behind. It needs time to open for Parma violet and bright spiciness comes through. The Palate is fat and sweet with lots of sage and lavender as the juniper becomes more assertive.”

Dave Broom

From his book “Gin: The Manual”

As Dave Broom puts it in his book “Gin: The Manual” (2015, Mitchell Beazley)…

“Like the bottle, this is a clean and broad-shouldered with a light vegetal note and a nutty biscuity undertow, then citric elements (frozen peels/lemon sorbet) take over before very sage/pine-like juniper drifts in behind. It needs time to open for Parma violet and bright spiciness comes through. The Palate is fat and sweet with lots of sage and lavender as the juniper becomes more assertive.”

Gin of the Year 2016

Country Life Magazine

Before announcing Fifty Pounds as Gin of the Year 2016, Country Life magazine declared our gin to be “beautifully balanced, full and satisfying. The aromas were fragrant, fresh, youthful and harmonious, with the juniper, citrus and earthy notes in perfect balance.”

Our Awards

BATCH DISTILLED TO PERFECTION

That’s not the only award we’ve taken. At the London International Spirit Challenge 2010 we were awarded the Super Premium medal, and picked up a Silver Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. If you’re wondering why we didn’t get silver in 2013, well, that’s because we took home a Double Gold…


Tasting Notes

Our Master Distiller Says


Fifty Pounds Gin is a smooth, classic, London Dry Gin.


Appearance


It’s colourless in appearance “water white”, if you will – with spirit tails on the side of the glass.

Bouquet


On the nose, it’s classic in character, with a predominant bouquet of juniper and coriander, balanced by its citrus and spice notes.

Taste


On the palate Fifty Pounds Gin is smooth but complex, opening with juniper, but followed by the citrus constituents, and a hint of spice and earthiness. This gives way to a long, fresh finish, that’s clean, dry and with a touch of heat.

It’s ideal to be mixed with tonic or to star in a dry Martini – but can also be enjoyed neat.