Adnams Special Brewery
Adnams, a prestige British brewery, with a history going back to 1396 only started distilling their own gin at the start of this decade. However they more than making up for lost time. Their gin base is made by distilling an unhopped beer and distilling it to spirit strength. This means that Adnams are fully grain to glass with the majority of their ingredients coming from a 25km area.
Adnams flagship Gin; Copper House has won many awards including World's Best Gin at the 2013 IWC awards - check out the pre-mixed GnT in your box for a taste, as well as their pre-mixed Copper House Pink GnT.
John the head brewer/distiller at Adnams has been a big fan of Thai and Asian food for his whole life and like any distiller has been looking for a chance to fuse his favourite ingredients into a gin. The result is the world's first gin to use Tamarind as a botanical. Unfortunately as Tamarind only grows in tropical areas (something Suffolk is not really known for!) Adnams have had to go a little further afield for their botanicals in this gin.
The final creation is a refreshing ode to Asian botanicals, that sits well straight on ice, with a slice of lemon or in a classic Gin n Tonic.