During the late 1800’s, whilst accompanying her husband to India, a daring wife of a captain in the Indian Army decided to use local spices to enhance the flavour of her gin and tonics. Thus began the life of our signature gin, Colonial Spiced. After retiring to her native Northern Ireland she struck up a friendship with my father, an assistant minister of her church.
At Christmas my father would often return home with a small bottle of spiced gin, gifted to him by … His enthusiasm was such that the recipe was given to him on her passing, placed in a thank you card written before her death.
Growing up as a child I often helped my parents make this gin, particularly prior to Christmas although it had become their favourite tipple all year round. Eventually I continued on my own, sharing the produce with family and friends but keeping the recipe close to my heart.
As its popularity grew amongst those around me I began to produce larger batches, ensuring that the quality and taste were never sacrificed.New flavour combinations came to mind which eventually, after much trial and error, lead to three more intriguing infused gins.