Langtons No.1 Gin
On Wednesday Night i was lucky enough to partake in the #AlliedGlassTT tweet tasting organised by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and to sample a range of Gins including this Langtons No 1.
Langtons gin uses water filtered through ancient slate beneath the mountain of Skiddaw in the Lake District. Utilising Lakeland ingredients such as local oak bark blend where possible, a total of 11 botanicals are used.
Lots of pepper and peppermint in this creamy vanilla heavy dram, a really nice drinker both straight or with tonic..
You can pick up a bottle from Specialists like Master of Malt
(straight) heat from the nose, chili pepper but ot the flavour, citrus peel and vanilla creaminess hints of juniper and herbs
(with tonic) tamed, very tamed becomes more just vanilla cream and loses lots of the juniper
(straight) peppermint freshness and juniper come out strongly, vanilla cream and oily lemon peel
(with tonic) freshly made peppermint creams, parsley and juniper, with citrus peel and oilyness
(straight) minty vanilla ice cream
(with tonic) citrus cream