A gin created by one of London’s finest gin bars, Portobello Star, which is home to the world-famous Ginstitute, a museum and educational facility for the proper appreciation of gin. You would expect them to know a little bit about producing a quality gin, and so it proves with this fantastic bottling. Portobello Road gin is the product of 9 months’ worth of experiments. A classic style London Dry Gin, made with botanicals including: juniper berries and orris from Tuscany, Spanish lemon peels, bitter orange peels from Haiti or Morocco, nutmeg from Indonesia and cassia bark from South East Asia. This gin was originally produced in “Copernicus the Second” a small 30 litre alembic still. Greater capacity was required and the spirit is now produced at The Thames Distillery in South West London, under the watchful eye of Charles Maxwell, the ninth generation of a family of distillers and former chairman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers. The gin, which takes its name from the Ginstitute’s address, has fast become an industry favourite, with the company recommending it for use in classic cocktails such as Negronis and Martinis.