Country of Origin
Copper House, Southwold, Suffolk
Although a relatively new gin from an old East Anglian beer brewer, this award winning gin has a quality taste.
Beginning life as unhoped beer, before becoming the spirit base, this gin is distilled with 6 botanicals; Juniper Berries, Orris Root, Coriander Seed, Cardamom Pod, Sweet Orange Peel and Hibiscus Flower.
The juniper is dominant, giving you a reminder of a classic London dry body, but with just enough of the hibiscus to make this a distinctive gin; which may not be to everyone’s taste.
Serve with a good Indian Tonic and a slice of lemon to enhance it’s citrus notes, or a slice of orange and it’s peel to add a slight sweetness.
A strong flavoured gin, which may alienate many, and one of the few gins in my collection that delivers ‘gin dreams’.
For me, after a few of these, an interrupted night’s sleep is all but assured; interspersed with strange nonsensical dreams.
I’m not sure if it is the mix of botanicals or any one in particular, but something chemical is happening to my brain after a couple, which messes up my sleep; something I don’t get with other gins.
That said, it is a nice gin, but not perhaps, if you need to get up well rested the next day.