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Named after two of the four custom made German Christian Carl copper stills at the Santamanía micro-distillery in Madrid, Spain, (Alba and Pepa are the other two) Lola & Vera gin was launched in 2015. It followed their first gin Santamanía in July 2014, created by the passion of Javier Dominguez, Ramon Morillo and Victor Fraile in Spain’s first ever urban distillery.
This latest expression from Sipsmith is a surefire crowd pleaser. Launched in April this year, it is their original London Dry recipe distilled with “dialled up” juniper (50% more than the original recipe) and cacao, then “rested” on fresh orange zest.
Summer is here! Well, in a gin bottle, at least. Inspired by the blooms of midsummer Hendrick's Midsummer Solstice Gin, a limited release, was recently launched (in March in the UK and May in the US) with much marketing fanfare. As a confirmed Hendrick’s fan, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a bottle.