One Gin sells itself as a ‘Gin inspired by the world’ which is ‘for the world’. Launching in 2017, this Gin is already well on the march to becoming a well recognized and much loved staple.
Aside from its flavour and elegant style this Gin is made of more substance than many. One Gin is one of the world’s first ‘ethical Gins’.
One itself is an ethical drinks brand, particularly notable for its range of soft drinks. The profits from One Gin go towards sustainable water projects in some of the world’s poorest communities. One have the admirable aim of donating £20 million towards such projects by 2020.
It’s only right to ask, what does a soft drinks manufacturer know about making quality Gin? One decided to branch into the Gin market due to its current growth and popularity.
Fortunately for One, the answer comes in the form of Sarah Thompson from Blackdown Distillery in West Sussex. She is the talented and creative master distiller who worked to make this Gin a success.
One Gin is made in small batches for greater consistency and flavour. It is distilled in an alembic copper still and the product is filtered a total of seven times for a beautifully smooth and creamy finish.
One Gin is already making waves in the Gin world. Not only has it been stocked from launch by huge retailer World Duty Free, alongside many others, but it has also received acclaim from the critics having recently received a gold rating from the IWSC. This is a huge coup for One Gin, such an award can be the making of a new Gin.
The botanicals of One Gin are something in themselves. They feature nine key botanicals from around the world: juniper, cassia bark, angelica root, coriander seed, lemon, orange peel, orris root, nutmeg and liquorice root.
These come from all around the world, from France to India and from Spain to the West Indies.
One Gin also features a very special signature botanical of sage, which gives this Gin a strong British connection. The sage is picked locally around the distillery by hand throughout the year.
The nose is brilliantly led by a firm note of sage, followed by a citrus twang, and finally a warming, cosy hint of peppery spice.
The flavours are very natural and refreshing, with each bringing its own profile into the mix.
The pepper is slightly warming and goes perfectly with the more herbal notes.
The palate is does not disappoint with an array of flavour and taste, the sage continues to dominate, but lovely notes of juniper come through in the background.
Citurs fruits offer a lovely zest in the background, while coriander comes through and adds a little bit of sweetness. It mixes especially well with the peppery notes.
Juniper comes out as well, with a big bold note that sits perfectly alongside the citrus and spice.
A prickle of spice leads the finish alongside those earthy sage notes, which continue to linger.
This is a brilliantly adventurous Gin that introduces rich herbal notes alongside a hearty juniper flavour. It is ideal if you want a good tipple and to contribute to soe good in the world at the same time!