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The family trio behind Smithies 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 palate or mood. Contains a wonderful selection of botanicals including bay leaves, redcurrants, gooseberries and lemon peel.
Bay notes, light juniper, lemongrass and the sharp sweetness from gooseberry and redcurrant
Herbaceous start moving into a sharp berry sweetness
Lime Peel, Redcurrants
Goes great with:
A wedge of pink grapefruit, tonic and ice
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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.
London Dry Gin
London Dry Gin is both a flavour profile and a production method. London Dry Gins tend to follow the traditional, classic flavour of piney juniper, citrus and spice. Alongside juniper, botanicals in London Dry Gin often include orris root, angelica root, cassia bark, citrus peel and coriander, among the core botanicals. The result is a dry gin that features piney juniper along with bursts of citrus and warming spice and earthy, dry notes from use of botanicals such as cassia bark and coriander. Nothing synthetic can be added like flavourings or colours and nothing can be added post distillation apart from water and a tiny amount of sugar meaning all flavours come from distillation.
The family decided to work with award-winning contract distillery Distillutions, also based in their home town of Arbroath. Some of the original plants that Grandad Smith established in his garden 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.