Smithies Gin is the result of a long held passion of Patti Smith and her two daughters, Jill and Beth. Patti has owned Smithies Deli in Arbroath for nearly 20 years and it has gained a reputation as being a specialist bottle shop, with a particular focus on gin. As the family’s obsession for gin grew, they decided to make their very own Smithies Gin, inspired by the daughters’ memories of their Grandad and his love for botanics and growing plants, flowers and herbs from seed. Some of the original plants that he established have been used to make Smithies Gin, giving the creators a great sense of pride with three generations of the family involved in bringing this gin to life.
The family trio wanted to create a versatile gin that wasn’t overly prescriptive in how it should be enjoyed. They want people to custom the mixer and garnish according to their own palette or mood. Contains a wonderful selection of botanicals including bay leaves, redcurrants, gooseberries and lemon peel. Available exclusively from Smithies Deli & Gin Emporium in Arbroath.
Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Lime Peel, Redcurrants
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 40% vol
Goes great with: A wedge of pink grapefruit, tonic and ice.
Based on the original Smithies Gin recipe, this expression uses a childhood favourite to create a sweeter gin profile - honeycomb toffee. Sometimes called cinder toffee, providing the sweet flavour profile associated with the Old Tom gin style. Can be enjoyed neat over ice or served with ginger ale to bring out the sweet flavours of the honeycomb toffee. Available exclusively from Smithies Deli & Gin Emporium in Arbroath.
Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Honeycomb Toffee
Gin Style: Old Tom
Strength: 40% vol
Goes great with: Ginger ale and ice.