Jonomade Classic London Dry - 20cl / 45% abv
Jonomade is a family-run, small boutique, micro-distillery based in Kent; run by a full family team - mum, dad and two sons.
"Jonomade" takes the first two letters of each family member involved: Josh & Noah (brothers), Matt (dad), and Debbie (mum), and rather neatly fitted them together - we think it reflects or sounds like a word relating to their New Zealand ties; Josh the eldest of the sons was born in the UK and brought up in New Zealand and it was there that he developed a love of gin, drinking the quite excellent Four Pillars ranges from neighbouring Australia, but felt that what New Zealand offered the gin world, and what the gin world could offer him and his big ideas, was a little limiting. So after spending some time doing the research and building a business plan, he returned to the UK, and his father & mother, with extensive experience in the consumer goods industry, followed in support along with Noah, Josh's brother, to build something together.
Their focus is on quality of product and creating permission to the wide scope of drinkers to have gin "your way", reinforcing the notion that drinkers don't have to follow the expected rules and should prepare their drink however suits their taste, be it sweetened, soured, bittered; it's all valid.
A boldly spiced gin, big in Juniper, cardamom, fennel and other spiced attributes. There's nothing subtle about the flavour, this is big gin for a big palette.
Staying true to their Kiwi roots, the gin features Manuka leaves - a medicinal botanical that gives this high strength gin a pleasantly smooth finish.