Local Heroes Mark Knopfler

Portobello Road Gin – Local Heroes : Mark Knopfler

The Local Heroes collection is an occasional release of very limited edition gins created in collaboration with some of our own personal heroes and people whom we feel best embody the spirit of Portobello Road. 

Mark Knopfler – who is a passionate gin fan and former Notting Hill local – worked with Portobello Road Gin’s co-founder, Jake F. Burger to create Local Heroes No.3, which is a bold gin that combines Portobello Road Gin’s nine signature botanicals with lime zest, fresh cucumber peel and olive oil. The unique combination of botanicals results in a robustly ginny profile with strong spice flavour and heat which are quickly tempered by the coolness of cucumber. It has a soft, full, creamy mouth feel.

 Each of the limited edition, artisan bottles made will be distilled on Portobello Road in their 400L copper alembic still ‘King Henry, then bottled and labelled by hand. The bottle’s decorative label design, which was designed by creative agency Analogue alongside Mark,. is inspired by the Dire Straits frontman’s passion for guitars. On the inside label of each bottle there is an image of Mark’s famous 1937 14-fret National Style “O” Resonator. There is also a nod to the days when Mark would sport a headband for his live performances, so each bottle come with its own miniature version in red. 


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Product Description

To create this special edition gin, we distilled our nine time honoured botanicals adding  lime zest, fresh cucumber peel and somewhat uniquely, olive oil. As expected, the flavours are totally unique and we believe the result is extremely exciting.

The addition of olive oil results in a wonderfully smooth finish making it a great gin for Martinis and Gibsons, which of course shares its name with the iconic guitar brand. So why not mix yourself a cocktail, turn the stereo up and listen to one of Mark’s many classic albums?