Highclere Castle Gin possesses a rare level of smoothness that allows it to be enjoyed on the rocks. Traditionally, it is exceptional when mixed with tonic and a lime or in a classic martini cocktail.
Recovered from the Carnarvon family archives stored deep within the castle, menus and letters reference gin cocktails from the early 1900’s. Enjoyed in the “Highclere Style” for over a century, the traditional method of indulgence involves a cocktail made with gin, tonic, a fresh orange squeeze and peel, and finished with a rosemary sprig from the garden.
Juniper has grown wild on the estate since the ancient Roman days, and forms the backbone of this super premium London Dry Gin. The castle archivist has discovered a reference by the 1st Earl to planting Juniper on the estate, dating April, 1811:
“If you plant juniper in the fosse of Beacon hill be careful not to extend it over any marks of tents so as to efface any vestige of antiquity I suspect too the clump should be fenced or the young shoots will be cropped in winter ...”