This is a very small-batch gin, with just 120 liters produced per batch. That makes it too precious to even think about using with tonic or in a gimlet; it is a gin for those who like their martinis dry, chilled, and straight up with little or no vermouth. Behind Oxley’s smooth elegance and juniper tingle is a 15-hour maceration of a neutral grain spirit and 14 botanicals, including English meadowsweet and fresh—not dried—lemon rinds. Each is hand-spooned into the still and subjected to an intense sub-zero cold distillation that retains the crispness of the botanicals. Only 240 individually numbered bottles are produced a day.
By Robb Report Staff on January 18, 2011