Coe to distribute Hammer’s versatile Geranium gin

05 February, 2010

Coe Vintners is taking on distribution for Hammer & Son’s new Geranium gin.

The 44% abv London Dry gin is made from 10 fresh botanicals, including juniper, geranium and lemon. After 48 hours of maturation, the botanicals are distilled in a 100-year-old copper-pot still at Langley Distillery in Birmingham.

The brand is the brainchild of Henrik Hammer who wanted to make a gin that was dry and aromatic “so it could be used with both crisp mixers, such as tonic and vermouth, and fruity mixers like juices, berries and fruits”.

“Henrik’s father was a chemist for many years, having worked with essential oils for the perfume and food industry,” a spokeswoman said. “After a few weeks they managed to find out how the geranium should be processed, matured and distilled to get the oils out that were needed. The challenge was to get the oils out of the geranium by distilling it in alcohol, to ensure that it remained a London gin.”?The result is a “smooth and well-balanced gin with a delicate taste of juniper and a crisp citrus, rosy aroma from the geranium,” according to Hammer.

It is available in a 70cl bottle with an rrp of £24.99.

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