Enjoy delectable links that inspire NOTCOT!
Plymouth Pink Gin ~ A cocktail that's literally straight from the source: water fresh out of the picturesque reservoir that supplies the Plymouth distillery, bitters, and Plymouth gin! featured post *tasteologie

Plymouth Pink Gin ~ A cocktail that's literally straight from the source: water fresh out of the picturesque reservoir that supplies the Plymouth distillery, bitters, and Plymouth gin!

June 13th, 2011

After spending some time in London and being introduced to the Beefeater staff and facilities we boarded a train and made the trip out west to Plymouth.  Both the city of Plymouth and Plymouth Gin have such rich histories that it was truly a pleasure to learn more about them. This Western port on England's Southern shore served as the home of the first royal navy, the embarkation point for the pilgrims on the Mayflower, and the home of one of the country's oldest gin distilleries.  My favorite part of the experience though was not the city, despite it being lovely and looking like an older version of New England, but the trip up to the reservoir that has supplied the city and distillery with water for hundreds of years.

The trip out to Plymouth from London was a little over 3 hours, but the change in landscape made it seem like we'd traveled to another world.
The reservoirs of the Dartmoor and the Burrator dam are not only beautiful, but built on a geological curiosity. This area is peat on granite, with hardly any limestone. This leads to a natural source of spectacularly soft water. This water is part of the reason the Plymouth distillery has been able to use the same copper still for the last 155 years and the gin has such a smooth and unique taste.
The area which is now a national park is full of that magical English countryside feel. It immediately makes you comfortable with the notion of running into Robin Hood, Harry Potter, King Arthur, and a hobbit all having a picnic together.
At the end of the short hike there wasn't a mythological gathering, but we were treated to Plymouth Gin's Master Distiller Sean Harrison and his expert hand with a dip can.
A Master Distiller and mixologist! He kindly prepared our late afternoon cocktail.
Pink Gin could not be simpler. Water straight from the reservoir, Plymouth gin, and a glass with a little Angostura bitters rolled around inside.
All of gin tastings throughout the week were done with gin diluted with water. This helps open up the flavors in the spirit and this cocktail lets you really get a sense of what Plymouth gin is all about: the balanced botanicals, the full rounded taste that proceeds in sequence from front to back of your tongue. Plymouth Gin's unique history and unique geography all come together in the bottle.
Show more posts!
Loading...
notcotorg Post:59769
notcotorg Post:59768
notcotorg Post:59767
notcotorg Post:59766
notcotorg Post:59765
notcotorg Post:59764
notcotorg Post:59763
notcotorg Post:59762
notcotorg Post:59761
notcotorg Post:59760
notcotorg Post:59759
notcotorg Post:59758
notcotorg Post:59757
notcotorg Post:59756
notcotorg Post:59755
notcotorg Post:59754
notcotorg Post:59753
notcotorg Post:59751
notcotorg Post:59750
notcotorg Post:59749
notcotorg Post:59748
notcotorg Post:59747
notcotorg Post:59746
notcotorg Post:59745
notcotorg Post:59744
notcotorg Post:59743
notcotorg Post:59742
notcotorg Post:59741
notcotorg Post:59740
notcotorg Post:59739
notcotorg Post:59738
notcotorg Post:59737
notcotorg Post:59736
notcotorg Post:59734
notcotorg Post:59733
notcotorg Post:59732
notcotorg Post:59731
notcotorg Post:59729
notcotorg Post:59728
notcotorg Post:59727
notcouture Post:10959
notcouture Post:10958
notcouture Post:10957
notcouture Post:10956
notcouture Post:10955
notcouture Post:10953
notcouture Post:10952
notcouture Post:10951
notcouture Post:10950
notcouture Post:10949
notcouture Post:10948
notcouture Post:10947
notcouture Post:10946
notcouture Post:10945
notcouture Post:10944
notcouture Post:10943
notcouture Post:10942
notcouture Post:10941
notcouture Post:10940
notcouture Post:10939
notcouture Post:10938
notcouture Post:10937
notcouture Post:10936
notcouture Post:10935
notcouture Post:10934
notcouture Post:10933
notcouture Post:10932
notcouture Post:10931
notcouture Post:10930
notcouture Post:10929
notcouture Post:10928
notcouture Post:10927
notcouture Post:10926
notcouture Post:10925
notcouture Post:10924
notcouture Post:10923
notcouture Post:10922
notcouture Post:10921
notcouture Post:10920
notcouture Post:10919
liqurious Post:11894
liqurious Post:11893
liqurious Post:11892
liqurious Post:11891
liqurious Post:11890
liqurious Post:11889
liqurious Post:11888
liqurious Post:11887
liqurious Post:11886
liqurious Post:11885
liqurious Post:11884
liqurious Post:11883
liqurious Post:11882
liqurious Post:11881
liqurious Post:11880
liqurious Post:11879
liqurious Post:11878
liqurious Post:11877
liqurious Post:11876
liqurious Post:11875
liqurious Post:11874
liqurious Post:11873
liqurious Post:11872
liqurious Post:11871
liqurious Post:11870
liqurious Post:11869
liqurious Post:11868
liqurious Post:11867
liqurious Post:11866
liqurious Post:11865
liqurious Post:11864
liqurious Post:11863
liqurious Post:11862
liqurious Post:11861
liqurious Post:11860
liqurious Post:11859
liqurious Post:11858
liqurious Post:11857
liqurious Post:11856
liqurious Post:11855
notventures Post:7408
notventures Post:7407
notventures Post:7406
notventures Post:7405
notventures Post:7404
notventures Post:7403
notventures Post:7402
notventures Post:7401
notventures Post:7399
notventures Post:7398
notventures Post:7397
notventures Post:7396
notventures Post:7395
notventures Post:7394
notventures Post:7393
notventures Post:7392
notventures Post:7391
notventures Post:7390
notventures Post:7389
notventures Post:7388
notventures Post:7387
notventures Post:7386
notventures Post:7385
notventures Post:7384
notventures Post:7383
notventures Post:7382
notventures Post:7381
notventures Post:7380
notventures Post:7379
notventures Post:7378
notventures Post:7377
notventures Post:7376
notventures Post:7375
notventures Post:7374
notventures Post:7373
notventures Post:7372
notventures Post:7371
notventures Post:7370
notventures Post:7369
notventures Post:7368
Federated Media Publishing - Home - Copyright NOTCOT INC 2006-2015 - Privacy Policy