Hayman’s revives recipe for English Cordial Gin

12 October, 2016

Hayman’s Gin is bringing out an English Cordial Gin, based on a recipe from the 19th century.

Each limited release 50cl bottle of Hayman’s English Cordial Gin has been carefully crafted to replicate the style of gin enjoyed in the 1800s and has a warm, spicy and earthy character that is full flavoured.

The archives, which were uncovered by drinks historian, David T Smith, revealed that cordial gin was one of the most luxurious gins of its time. The sweetened style works in harmony with the botanicals to enhance the distinctive flavours of cassia, cinnamon and nutmeg.

James Hayman comments: “We have really enjoyed working with David to research and recreate this forgotten style of gin, which was very highly regarded in the mid-1800s. At that time, sugar was no longer needed to disguise the impurities of alcohol due to improved distillation methods, however people preferred the sweetened full-flavoured style and considered it a luxury.

“Hayman’s English Cordial Gin has a warm, spicy and earthy character yet retains a delicate softness, which is perfect for both creating cocktails and sipping on its own. This is the first of our limited releases and we look forward to releasing more in the future.”

The drink is made with the Hayman’s blend of ten botanicals. Only 1,500 bottles will be available from this month at a price of £35 each.

Suggested serves include Gin Daisy, which blends the drink with orange liqueur, lemon juice and soda; Cock-tail, which combines the cordial gin with bitters and sugar. 




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