Broker’s Gin

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Broker's London Dry Gin
Type Gin
Distributor Hood River Distillers
Country of origin England
Alcohol by volume 40 and 47
Proof 80 and 94

Broker’s London Dry Gin is a gin micro-distilled at a 200-year-old distillery located near Birmingham, England, using a traditional copper pot still.[1]

Broker’s Gin is made with a combination of botanicals (herbs, spices and fruit). It is available in two strengths: 40% and 47% alc/vol (80 proof and 94 proof) in 1.75L, 1.0L, 750ml, 700ml and 50ml sizes.

History[edit]

Broker’s Gin was created by brothers Martin and Andy Dawson in the late 1990s.[2] Gin is the only spirit that historically has been produced in England.[3] For that reason, they chose a theme for the brand that would be recognised for its Englishness – a gentleman wearing a bowler hat. Such a gentleman would typically have been a stockbroker in the City of London, hence the name “Broker’s” for the brand. Every bottle of Broker’s Gin is topped with a miniature bowler hat.

Broker’s Gin is distributed across the United States and in over 40 other countries. It was introduced to the U.S. market in 2001 in partnership with Hood River Distillers, Inc.[4]

Distilling Process[edit]

The base spirit for Broker's Gin is quadruple-distilled pure grain spirit made from English wheat. The flavour is provided by ten natural botanical ingredients, the primary one of which is juniper berries. The botanicals are steeped in the base spirit in the still for 24 hours. The spirit is then distilled a fifth and final time. During the distillation the Master Distiller assesses the quality of the spirit, only the “heart of the run” is retained. The “heads” and the “tails”, i.e. what comes out of the still first and what comes out of the still last, are discarded.

Recognition[edit]

  • Gold Medal & Best Buy, 92 Points, "Exceptional," Chicago Beverage Testing Institute (2012)[5]
  • Top 20 Gin as designated by ratings aggregator Proof66.com.[6]
  • Chairman's Trophy, Extra Dry Martini, Ultimate Cocktail Challenge (2012)[7]
  • Chairman's Trophy, Aviation, Ultimate Cocktail Challenge (2012)[8]
  • Masters Award (Super Premium category), London Gin Masters (2011) [9]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. Official Website
  2. Hood River Distillers Website
  3. Proof66.com Reviews and Ratings for Best Gin and other Spirits