Thompson’s gin is inspired by the wine making history of the Bordeaux region. Simon Thompson, “the Englishman in Bordeaux”, is familiar with the distillation process due to his family rich distilling tradition. His gin is the perfect marriage of British distilling knowhow and the best the Aquitaine region has to offer.
The starting product of Thompson’s gin is a distillate from both the Ugni blanc and Colombar grapes, typically grown in the Bordeaux region. This is distilled twice in a traditional copper pot still. Afterwards, the spirit matures in virgin oak casks. Thompson’s Gin is a genuine London Dry style gin in which 15 botanicals, native to the Aquitaine region, have been macerated. Very special stuff.
Thompson’s Bordelais Gin Tasting Notes
Taking a whiff of my tasting glass filled with Thompson’s gin, already gives me a glance at the French elegance of spirit-making. Very soft and floral notes (from the vineyard peaches) mixed with the warmth of juniper. The softness of the aroma continues on the palate. Fresh citrusy notes are combined with dry spices on the tongue: lots of cardamom and maybe some cumin, but overall, this gin is very creamy on the palate. The caviar is a bit lost on me I’m afraid… Thompson’s gin lingers for quite some time after you’ve tried it, resulting in a long spicy finish. Be sure to try this one out, it’s a lovely gin, filled with flavour and elegance.
In a Gin & Tonic
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