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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.
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