Our artisan London Dry Gin is a tribute to Alfred’s first victory over the Danish Vikings. The Blowing Stone London Dry Gin is the first in our Ashdown Series of craft gins, which has been inspired by the rich local heritage surrounding our distillery in the village of Compton, West Berkshire. The bottle is designed to be reminiscent of a typical middle-ages drinking vessel, embellished with an intricate hand-drawn Anglo Saxon inspired artwork which subtly conveys the date of the Battle of Ashdown.
London Dry Gin in Cocktail Recipes
If you are a cocktail fan and are looking for the best London dry gin for cocktails, then look no further! Our premium London Dry Gin is perfect in cocktails. Here are a few or our favourite recipes for inspiration:
What does London dry gin mean?
The classification of a gin as London dry, is actually nothing to do with where it is made. The definition instead relates to the way it is made and the ingredients that it contains. In order to be classed as a London dry, its predominant flavour must come from juniper berries and all botanical flavour must be imparted through distillation. It also must not have any artificial ingredients, colourings or flavourings added to it after the distillation process. To be classed as a London dry gin, its alcohol percentage must also be a minimum of 37.5% alcohol.
What is the difference between Dutch gin and London Dry gin?
The term Dutch gin refers to a traditional liquor called Jenever, which technically isn’t actually gin and instead is a malted grain-based spirit that is flavoured with juniper.
I’m looking for the best London Dry gin brands. What is the best London dry gin in 2021, available in the UK?
The Blowing Stone was awarded the ‘Best English London Dry Gin 2021′ at the World Gin Awards, so we would like to think that makes us the no 1 London dry gin brand in the UK in 2021.
Is the best gin, London Dry?
To be classed as London Dry, the gin must have its botanical flavour imparted through distillation and cannot have any artificial ingredients, colourings or flavourings added to it after the distillation process. This means that it is of a very high quality.
How do you drink London Dry gin?
The most popular type of London Dry gin drink is a simple gin and tonic. 1 part gin to 3 parts tonic, served over ice with a slice of lemon or lime, for a refreshing and sophisticated drink. Some purists will omit the tonic and serve it straight over ice and others prefer something a bit more fun and serve it in a cocktail.
You can find cocktail recipe inspiration by visiting our mixology page.
What is craft gin?
Craft gin is gin that is distilled in small batches rather than mass produced and is also referred to as ‘small batch’ gin. Craft gin distillers often source their ingredients locally and distil their gin using traditional processes and equipment. Craft gin brands are often not sold in supermarkets or large chains.
What size bottles does The Blowing Stone gin come in?
Our gin comes in 70cl bottles and in 5cl miniatures, as part of our variety pack.
Where is The Blowing Stone gin made?
The Blowing Stone gin is made at our Hawkridge Distillery in Newbury, Berkshire, UK.