A new day, so a new perfect serve for all the spirit-lovers around the globe!
Today i’ll be talking about the Barber’s London Dry Gin.
And we are going to start with a bit of history. 🙂
Until 1745, surgeons and barbers worked side by side. From this year onwards, King George II of Great Britain took the initiative to make a distinction between the two professions and separated the two roles accordingly, resulting in the barbers’ responsibilities being limited to the cutting and styling hair and shaving.
Despite this, many barbers managed to preserve a particular method widely used in these revoked medical functions which involved the use of gin, the alcoholic drink of that particular period, as a lotion for shaving purposes. Gin was thus incorporated into the practices of some of the most renowned barbers, bringing an air of freshness and aroma to their services.
Due to its organoleptic properties and unique manufacturing process, Barber’s gin is a gin which continues to epitomise the traditional English standards of the period.It is produced in London employing artisanal techniques and is distilled in traditional stills.
Fresh and smooth on the nose and dry on the palate, accomplished by the prominent presence of juniper, which together with other few botanicals enhance its objective. These are juniper from Croatia, coriander from Morocco, thyme from Spain and angelica root from France.
Like the gins of that era, Barber’s gin does not contain citric botanicals, which in turns allows purists to serve it as they wish.
( A touch of citrus is recommended, as you will notice in my serve)
ABV : 40%
My perfect serve :
– 5cl Barber’s London Dry Gin
– 10cl Llanllyr Source Light Tonic
– 3 Juniper Berries
– A slice of dried Orange or a zest of fresh Orange