Amfora's Artisan Gin is made in the classic London Style, on the nose it's coriander and macadamia nut heavy and quite citrusy too. Definitely distinctive but less aromatic than our other Gins. To taste, lemon shines through with a waxy juniper undertone to the gin. It is quite sweet and bottled at 45% Abv. It combines spice with citrus well and leaves a lingering orangey note long after you've quaffed it. A versatile Gin designed from the beginning to be of such high quality to enjoy neat or shine through in the perfect Martini. We are reliably informed by Dr W that Her Majesty is quite partial to this gin also. If it's fit for a queen...
Best for: A Martini
Meet the Maker
Nestled in a small English village on the outskirts of Cambridge is Dr. Walters' small copper pot distillery. A biochemistry graduate from Oxford, having worked in the drinks industry for many years the final straw was a radio talk show stating Eau De Vie production in England was impossible - he set out to prove them wrong! And so there is real provenance here, with every aspect and ingredient carefully managed by Dr. Walters - his biochemistry background has definitely come in useful in selecting the botanicals. They include five varieties of coriander, fresh zests of lemons, limes and oranges, as well as macadamia nuts and grated angelica root. All distilled in original hand beaten copper pot stills named Fannie, Mae and Merlin (really!) Amfora's Gin offers something quite different from the big name brands, just how we like it!
You need a high quality gin to make a great Martini and this was exactly the goal when producing this lovely gin. Try sipping neat over crushed ice with a couple of capers, or with tonic and a chunk of lime. For a sublime Martini, simply pour ice cold over a freshly plucked and torn bay leaf, a thin twist of lime and three salted capers. Relax, and enjoy!
If you want to up your G&T, try with Melbourne's very own Blood Moon tonic syrup - your G&T will never again be pedestrian!
In late 2014 the distillery relocated 10 miles away to a larger site to accommodate more stills. Dr. Walters believes that the 200 litre still is the secret to the quality of his spirit, allowing him to better cut the hearts from the heads and tails. The stills themselves are imported from Portugal and only marginally modified from their ancient design. Throughout every run, Dr. Walters retains only the hearts, discarding the heads and the tails. Despite new technology - you can't forget the past.
The majority of Gin producers do not distill their own base neutral spirit. All of our pure gin producers distill their own base spirit, using locally sourced grain.
There are over 700 cocktails that include Gin in their recipe, making it the most commonly used Gin ingredient!
There are two ways to impart flavours into Gin. Either by macerating the botanicals, i.e. adding flavours to the spirit or by distilling them together. Each method brings different profile to a Gin.