Dry Gin | 500ml | 42.8 % ABV
London to Lima’s London Dry gin is a full flavoured fusion of floral grape notes, mountain herbs, citrus and pink pepper spice.
Combining Peruvian and British spirit traditions – and after plenty of experimentation – distiller Alexander James has created a London Dry gin made on a base of Quebranta grapes, which have been used to produce the iconic Peruvian spirit pisco for centuries.
Finally, he came up with a flavour profile he was happy with. By bringing forward the juniper and balancing the pisco with botanicals, London to Lima’s first spirit – Glacier Adventure – was born.
👅 - moderately traditional - juniper is present, but it’s a creamy note of pink peppercorn and the base Pisco that is worthy of remark.
👃 - leads with a lot of citrus. Hints of lime leaves, lime zest and a sweeter hint of mandarin orange. The underlying spice/herbal note is a bit more difficult to place so exactly. At first nose it suggests anise or myrtle anise, but there’s echoes of dried toasted coriander, piperine-like menthol, and a grassy, slightly hay-like note suggestive of apple brandy.