When creating any new drink, we try to pinpoint specific flavours and textures that we want to include. This gives us a clearly defined goal from the get go.
With Sir Robin, our initial vision was of a multi-purpose sipping gin that fell somewhere between a London Dry style and an Old Tom. We wanted to produce a gin with a clean, yet rounded mouthfeel, something that could be served on its own or as part of a great cocktail.
It took us around eight months to arrive at our final recipe, testing over a hundred or so distillations and blends before coming back to the magical Number Sixty One.
Sir Robin of Locksley® Distilled Artisan Gin has incredible versatility – one of the very few (if not only) true English sipping gins, try it neat or chilled. It makes a mean G&T, and a wonderful martini (dry or dirty), as well as numerous other cocktails.
In a nod to our geographical location, it is named in honour of a favourite Yorkshire lad and local Sheffield legend, Robin Hood.
Up-front juniper with more delicate aromas of elderflower bubbling through. Deliciously smooth and round on the palate – warm cassia notes soothed with dandelion. Pink grapefruit adds an underlying sweetness and lingering citrus finish. Balanced yet distinctively unique.
Garnish is a personal choice and very subjective, but we like it on its own or with pink grapefruit peel for an extra citrus blast.