Tamarind is a leguminous tree which thrives in the tropical climates of Africa, India, Arabia and Asia. It produces seed pods that contain an edible sweet and sour pulp with a distinctive date-like aroma and flavour. Tamarind has been used as a culinary ingredient for centuries and it can frequently be found in Thai dishes. Adnams Head
Distiller John McCarthy is very partial to a Thai curry (if anyone is offering!) and thought this exotic ingredient would work brilliantly in a gin.
Adnams make all of our award-winning Copper House spirits from grain to glass. Our brewing team first brew an un-hopped beer which John distils into our East Coast Vodka. John redistils the vodka with tamarind, juniper berries, coriander seeds, orris root, cardamom and lemon peel to create this distinctive gin.