Made with the same traditional method of gin distilling that was used in Agnes Arber’s day, this original premium gin is a convergence of nine studiously sourced botanicals and clean, pure alcohol.
A solid and heady scent of juniper followed by sweet lemon tones, Arber Original delivers the expected juniper flavour harmoniously balanced with a soft blend of orange and lemon and a hint of liquorice sweetness to finish.
If you’re well aware who Agnes Arber is, then good job! For those unaware, I have the pleasure of introducing to you one of the finest historians of her time.
Famed for her work on botany and philosophy, Arber had published an extensive library of books before her death in 1960, and on the 24th of May 1948 she became the first woman to receive the Gold medal of the Linnean Society, a world famous institution dedicated to the study of natural history.
This quite stunning gin before you is dedicated in her honour, and fittingly features a garden of brilliant botanicals. Nine in total, including angelica, cassia, coriander, grapefruit, iris, juniper, lemon, liquorice and orange were distilled together to create this marvellous concoction.
A loving tribute with reams of flavour and gorgeous aesthetic, what’s not to like?
Agnes Arber Premium Gin Tasting Notes
Nose: Warm baking spices fizz through savoury and earthy notes of juniper.
Palate: A leafy herbal quality emerges, among a bright citrus sweetness. The spices become dry and more gentle in the backdrop as the juniper turns a little oily.
Finish: A subtle sour note from the pink grapefruit provides a pleasant end to proceedings.