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!
notcotorg Post:60396
notcotorg Post:60395
notcotorg Post:60394
notcotorg Post:60393
notcotorg Post:60392
notcotorg Post:60391
notcotorg Post:60390
notcotorg Post:60389
notcotorg Post:60388
notcotorg Post:60387
notcotorg Post:60386
notcotorg Post:60385
notcotorg Post:60384
notcotorg Post:60383
notcotorg Post:60382
notcotorg Post:60381
notcotorg Post:60380
notcotorg Post:60379
notcotorg Post:60378
notcotorg Post:60377
notcotorg Post:60376
notcotorg Post:60375
notcotorg Post:60374
notcotorg Post:60373
notcotorg Post:60372
notcotorg Post:60371
notcotorg Post:60370
notcotorg Post:60369
notcotorg Post:60368
notcotorg Post:60367
notcotorg Post:60366
notcotorg Post:60365
notcotorg Post:60364
notcotorg Post:60363
notcotorg Post:60362
notcotorg Post:60361
notcotorg Post:60360
notcotorg Post:60359
notcotorg Post:60358
notcotorg Post:60357
notcouture Post:10992
notcouture Post:10991
notcouture Post:10990
notcouture Post:10989
notcouture Post:10988
notcouture Post:10987
notcouture Post:10986
notcouture Post:10985
notcouture Post:10984
notcouture Post:10983
notcouture Post:10982
notcouture Post:10981
notcouture Post:10980
notcouture Post:10979
notcouture Post:10978
notcouture Post:10977
notcouture Post:10976
notcouture Post:10975
notcouture Post:10974
notcouture Post:10973
notcouture Post:10972
notcouture Post:10971
notcouture Post:10970
notcouture Post:10969
notcouture Post:10968
notcouture Post:10967
notcouture Post:10966
notcouture Post:10965
notcouture Post:10964
notcouture Post:10963
notcouture Post:10962
notcouture Post:10961
notcouture Post:10960
notcouture Post:10959
notcouture Post:10958
notcouture Post:10957
notcouture Post:10956
notcouture Post:10955
notcouture Post:10953
notcouture Post:10952
liqurious Post:12260
liqurious Post:12259
liqurious Post:12258
liqurious Post:12257
liqurious Post:12256
liqurious Post:12255
liqurious Post:12254
liqurious Post:12253
liqurious Post:12252
liqurious Post:12251
liqurious Post:12250
liqurious Post:12249
liqurious Post:12248
liqurious Post:12247
liqurious Post:12246
liqurious Post:12245
liqurious Post:12244
liqurious Post:12243
liqurious Post:12242
liqurious Post:12241
liqurious Post:12240
liqurious Post:12239
liqurious Post:12238
liqurious Post:12237
liqurious Post:12236
liqurious Post:12235
liqurious Post:12234
liqurious Post:12233
liqurious Post:12232
liqurious Post:12231
liqurious Post:12230
liqurious Post:12229
liqurious Post:12228
liqurious Post:12227
liqurious Post:12226
liqurious Post:12225
liqurious Post:12224
liqurious Post:12223
liqurious Post:12222
liqurious Post:12221
notventures Post:7633
notventures Post:7632
notventures Post:7631
notventures Post:7630
notventures Post:7629
notventures Post:7628
notventures Post:7627
notventures Post:7626
notventures Post:7625
notventures Post:7624
notventures Post:7623
notventures Post:7622
notventures Post:7621
notventures Post:7620
notventures Post:7619
notventures Post:7618
notventures Post:7617
notventures Post:7616
notventures Post:7615
notventures Post:7614
notventures Post:7613
notventures Post:7612
notventures Post:7611
notventures Post:7610
notventures Post:7609
notventures Post:7608
notventures Post:7607
notventures Post:7606
notventures Post:7605
notventures Post:7604
notventures Post:7603
notventures Post:7602
notventures Post:7601
notventures Post:7600
notventures Post:7599
notventures Post:7598
notventures Post:7597
notventures Post:7596
notventures Post:7595
notventures Post:7594
Federated Media Publishing - Home - Copyright NOTCOT INC 2006-2015 - Privacy Policy