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Smeaton's Dry Gin

Original Archive Recipe

Crafted according to the original Bristol Method, fresh botanicals are individually distilled in traditional copper pots according to their season. This single-minded approach to distillation captures the pure essence of each botanical, from Tuscan Juniper to hand-cut Valencia Orange. Rested for three months before release, Smeaton’s is a dry gin of exceptional balance, complexity and length.

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Juniper

Italy, Macedonia

The finest juniper is prized for its notes of pine, heather and lavender. Tired berries lose their aromas, so it's important to distil in season.

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Coriander

Morocco

The perfect complement to juniper with fragrant flavours spanning citrus to spice.

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Orange

Spain

Fresh Valencia late oranges are individually halved by hand to ensure only fresh fruit reaches the still.

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Cinnamon

Sri Lanka

Mixing thick and thin whole bark (never ground) provides complexity. The thick bark is powerful and warming, while the thinner bark provides a floral, menthol note.

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Orris

Italy

Highly valued in perfumes, the root provides earthy notes and contributes to the gin's length and complexity.

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Liquorice

India

Notoriously varied from batch to batch, we blend batches to achieve consistency with wonderful mouthfeel.

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Calamus

Holland

Rare in gins, though much admired in Italian bitters, calamus is complex with early nutmeg preceding ginger and allspice.

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Angelica

Spain

Contributes complex citrus and pine with base notes that bind the other botanicals.

The Telegraph Magazine Review

Recent Review

"I taste a lot of new gins and none came close to this in 2019; crystal clear, with pure botanicals singing from the glass. Mix it with a mild tonic or appreciate its true brilliance in a very dry martini."

- Hamish Anderson, Telegraph Magazine

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