Bathtub Gin - Sloe Gin 33.8% 50cl

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Country England
Spirit Type Gin
Brand Ableforths
Size 50cl
ABV 33.8%
Serving Suggestion Excellent neat or as a base for a cocktail

Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Sloe Gin combines the creamy gin base of their original bathtub gin with delightfully rich sloe flavours.

The fantastically innovative gins by Ableforth are produced in small batches though cold-compression, a kind of infusion, rather than distillation. It is this, combined with their exciting range of botanicals that make their gins so memorable.

This Bathtub Sloe Gin is something special. Strong notes of marzipan and almonds combined with rich, tart berries make this excellent neat or as a base for a cocktail. Mouth-wateringly good!

 

Country Of Origin: England

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.

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 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.

Country Of Origin: England

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