Since its launch in 1999, Martin Miller’s Gin has consistently won awards for excellence from the world’s leading judging institutions. Martin Miller’s Gin has won more gold and platinum medals than any other gin in the last 10 years including at the four most respected competitions; The World Spirits Awards, San Francisco World Spirits Competition, ISC and IWSC.
In 2003 Martin Miller’s Westbourne Dry Gin was awarded 97 points by the Beverage Testing Institute of Chicago, the highest score ever awarded to a gin. It has held that position for twelve years, once again being awarded 97 points in 2015.
Martin Miller’s original gin is one that we’ve been very excited to try for a while! The main reason for this is because the gin is distilled in England, then sent over to Iceland and blended with Icelandic spring water! I mean, wow! Not to mention it’s won countless awards! However, I must first begin by talking about the bottle because I really do love a good bottle and as bottles go, this one’s a supermodel! It’s sleek, slender and tall…and by tall, I mean Gisele Bundchen tall! It doesn’t fit on our bar shelf but it’s a classy looking beauty nonetheless!
So on to the gin! I’d describe this gin as being relaxed on the nose and by that I mean you get the juniper, you get the citrus notes but neither one dominates, they’re just working together to create a harmonious freshness! On the palate it’s again these beautiful citrus orange and juniper notes but it has depth, it’s rich, there’s a slight hint of spice from the coriander and cassia bark that adds intrigue. But it’s the freshness that stands out! It’s SO refreshing and by far the most clean, crisp gin we’ve ever tasted! We wanted to try this gin to see for ourselves if we could taste the difference. To see if we could tell that this was something extra and we really could!
Martin Miller’s original gin is a real game changer for us! An easy drinker and a firm go to. It’s one to be enjoyed with a simple Schweppes tonic and a lemon wheel garnish over plenty of ice. Not harsh in any way when drank neat but warming and satisfying. I can’t wait to try this one in a few of my favourite cocktails. I think this will really shine in a gimlet or a Tom Collins! This bottle is available from a number of online outlets and the cost varies but it’s cheapest on amazon at £22 and I think that’s a steal for such a good gin! Cheers!