Pickering’s Gin is based on an original Bombay recipe, dating from 17 July 1947. Kept as a family secret for over 66 years, it only resurfaced when we began distilling at summer hall in Edinburgh.
The original recipe gave them a gin full of fragrant spices and fresh citrus fruits – just the way they liked it in the day of the Raj. But by 2013, people were expecting a softer, smoother style of gin. So there they engineered a bain-marie heating system for their 500 Litre copper stills.
This is the secret to their gin’s perfect balance. Once they have carefully prepared and measured there botanicals, they add them to the grain spirit in the stills. Here they enjoy a slow luxurious simmer, which coaxes out their subtle, soft, highly drinkable flavours. 42% ABV.