Director’s Cut No.02… Smoky Gin.
26 October 2016

It’s that time of year again, the launch of the next distillation in our Limited Edition series, Director’s Cut Gin.  A project launched every year to mark the birthday of Portobello Road Gin and it’s founding father, Ged Feltham. It focuses on botanicals that are hand-harvested by one of the directors and distilled in small batches by master distiller Jake Burger.  After the freshness of last year’s Aspragus Gin, this year it’s all together more Autumnal & we’re proud to announce that Director’s Cut No.02 will be Smoky Gin, to celebrate our fifth year.

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Distilled in small batches over the 350th Anniversary of The Great Fire of London (2nd – 5th September) using Irish peat & chipotle smoked juniper (with the peat being hand dug by our founder Ged Feltham at his ancestral home of County Kerry, Ireland), Lapsang Souchong tea, chipotle & all the traditional Portobello botanicals.

This is the last Portobello release to be distilled on our diminutive 30L Still, Copernicus II in our original home above The Portobello Star, as that little Still is being given a well deserved retirement & our limited editions going forward will be distilled in our as yet un-named 400L Still at our new home: The Distillery. As with our previous Director’s Cut, it is an acquired taste but those who enjoy a smoky beverage then this one is definitely for you.

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We’ve created 1,000 bottles of this limited edition distillation and you can get yours here, just in time for Bonfire Night!

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A Portobello Martini made with a Gunpowder Tea tincture and dusted with blazing gunpowder!

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Ingredients

35mls Portobello Road Gin Director’s Cut No.02

50mls Brewed Gunpowder Tea (We use Whittards)

10mls lemon juice

10mls cinnamon syrup

 

Method

Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake & strain. Garnish with an anise star, lemon wheel & orange twist. Dust with ‘gunpowder’ (Gunpowder tea blended with fine sugar). Toast to the demise of Guy Fawkes and enjoy!