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London Cocktail Week 10th Anniversary Gin

This special Portobello Road Gin x London Cockatil Week collaboration bottling takes its inspiration from London’s vibrant and ever-evolving hospitality scene, using botanicals that symbolise characteristics of the capital’s hospitality industry including coffee beans (contemporary), Hibiscus Flower (cosmopolitan), Juniper (iconic) and Amalfi Lemon (vibrant).


Other botanicals include; nutmeg, coriander and rosemary inspired by the historic East India Tea Company’s spice trade, and more unusually – No.171 Sour Mash which has been redistilled from discarded Portobello Road Gin No. 171 botanicals to promote sustainability and coffee beans to pay homage to the beloved modern classic – the Espresso Martini. With a few other key ingredients, this completes the delicious and thoughtful blend of 10 botanicals – one for each year of London Cocktail Week.


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Product Description



Nose: Juniper and citrus dominate as one would expect, there is a waft of blossom and the familiar and welcome aroma of rosemary underpins the whole.


Palate: Initial intense juniper slowly gives way to fresh citrus and coriander seed, awakening the palate and paving the way for a tannic dry finish with warm spice and ephemeral fleeting notes of barbecued herb, and old wood. Long after the other flavours fade – a distinct suggestion of roast coffee bean lingers on.


Impression: Many of the characteristics one would expect from Portobello Road are present, but this is a more contemporary, multifaceted gin. On the palate it progresses slowly through dry, to sweet, and then back to dry, before finishing with a lingering spiced, herbal note. A cosmopolitan modern gin, perhaps less “ginny” than the classic Portobello, but offering a veritable smorgasbord of flavours and aromas for the creative drink smith to ponder.