A wonderful higher-proof gin from Martin Miller, the production of which spans over two countries! Martin Miller gin starts life in England, where it is distilled in just one traditional pot still (named Angela), which was first built in 1898. Here Martin Miller differs from most gin distilleries who use three stills- two to round the edgier heads and tails of a spirit run. Rather than using berry trays and vapour infusion- more or less and industry standard- they allow their botanicals to steep overnight, giving a more authentic flavour, they also distil the citrusy botanicals separately from the earthier spicy botanicals, leading to greater balance. After this process, the gin is shipped to Iceland where it is mixed with ice cold water from Martin Miller’s private spring. This gin is an intensely botanical and citrusy expression with a rich, oily mouth feel. The slightly higher proof gives the flavours a real kick. The Beverage Tasting institute named this the best gin in the world and “Spirit of the Year” back in 2003, with a whopping 97 points out of 100.