Bathtub Gin Cask-Aged 50cl

Bathtub Gin Cask-Aged 50cl
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Country England
Spirit Type Gin
Brand Ableforths
Size 50cl
ABV 43.3%
Bathtub Gin is a truly smooth and clean gin with fresh, bright flavours of the botanicals. It’s presented just like an old apothecary medicine bottle – Brown paper and string and wax sealed by hand. A unique packaging for a very unique product.
Country Of Origin: UK

Bathtub Gin is produced using a traditional method called cold compounding, with botanicals such as juniper, coriander, clove, cinnamon, orange peel and cardamom being left to infuse in high quality pot-distilled grain spirit. The botanicals lend a tint to the final spirit as well as a wonderfully clean, fresh flavour. The finished product is packaged in a manner worthy of any Victorian apothecary; it's wrapped in brown paper and string, then wax-sealed by hand.

Technically speaking, compound gin involves flavourings (such as botanicals) simply being added to neutral grain spirit and then filtered out before bottling. Although there are many other technicalities surrounding how it is done, compound gins just infuse whereas distilled gins infuse and then distil.

Many of the cheapest supermarket home brands used to employ cold compounding when producing gin on a commercial scale. Using artificial flavourings resulted in much cheaper production costs, thus larger profit margins. Because of this it has long been seen as an inferior method of creating gin. The technique is not used that frequently anymore as it’s now actually a lot easier and faster to create consistent gin in high volumes by doing colossal distillation runs, rather than macerating botanicals and filtering it or by simply adding artificial flavourings to Vodka. It is worth stressing that it has always been possible to create a good gin using cold compounding and that with care and attention the resulting spirit created can be a balanced, well rounded gin. Master of Malt’s Bathtub Gin goes a long way in demonstrating this.

Bathtub Gin’s origins are often misunderstood. It takes its name from days when cheaper, compounded gins would purportedly be topped off with water from a bathtub tap (as the bottles were too tall to fit into a sink). Ironically, in our modern times, the production method used in the creation of this superb gin are amongst the most expensive in the world.

Country Of Origin: England

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