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Bashall Spirits – London Dry Gin Review

Inspired by Family

Based in the idyllic village of Bashall Eaves, in Lancashire, Bashall Spirts brings flavours from the past to life. The McNeills, who run Bashall Spirits, have taken inspiration from the past, and their long-cherished family recipe books, to create 4 unique gins. With a London dry at the heart of their range, the other three a little more unique and include –

  • Parkin Cake Gin – Comforting aromas and flavours of treacle and ginger spice
  • Orange & Quince Gin – zesty flavours are perfectly captured in a gin that is bursting with aromas of citrus, and balances orange, jammy quince fruit and classic juniper
  • Damson & Elderberry Gin – Rich damson fruit, sweet-tart elderberry and classic juniper

Each of these gins comes 40% abv and showcase Lancashire’s rich heritage of food and drink. They also take inspiration from Bashall Eaves village and the beautiful landscapes that surround it.

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Recently over on the Gin Forum, we ran a promotion for Bashall Spirits and they kindly sent us a bottle of their flagship London Dry gin

Bashall Spirits London Dry Gin

Inspired by the moorlands surrounding Bashall Eaves, this London dry pays homage to the native woodland and plants found there. The unique recipe is Bashall Spirits - London Drymade up of 11 botanicals including cranberry, elderflower, caraway and hazelnut amongst other more traditional ingredients.

Straight away on popping the lid, you are hit with fresh juniper that confirms this is a juniper-forward gin. After letting it breathe a little elderflower and lemon appear but juniper keeps everything tied together – it has a pleasing freshness to it. When tasted neat the citrus comes first, followed by elderflower with a sweet finish. This dies away quite quickly to leave a pleasing warm juniper finish. When you mix with a dash of water, the flavours marry together to create a wonderful juniper led gin.

As a G&T it is, as you can imagine, a refreshing treat. The juniper, citrus, elderflower and caraway balance well with the bitterness of the tonic. Pairing this with an elderflower tonic would further enhance the juniper-floral profile of this gin.

Big thanks….

..goes out to Ben from Bashall Spirits for sending us a bottle to try. It’s lovely, traditional gin that does not rely too heavily on the citrus and is not afraid to be juniper-forward! It’s also refreshing to see flavoured gins that come in at an abv that allows them to be classed as gin and I look forward to tasting them in the future.

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