Wednesday, 13 July 2011

The Dickensian Mr Miller

Martin Miller’s London Dry Gin immediately became one of my favourites when I was introduced to it back in 2003.

Miller, best known for his Miller’s Antiques Guides, has had a career that has encompassed not just publishing but also hotels, property and pizzas. In 1999 he went into the booze business because “everyone was doing premium vodkas, but not gin, and I liked the sound of Miller’s Gin.”

The natural flavours of coriander, angelica, orange peel, orris, cassia, cinnamon bark, ground nutmeg and liquorice in Martin Miller’s London Dry Gin don’t dominate the juniper unlike in many other new wave gins such as Citadelle, which features a remarkable nineteen botanicals.

Miller’s London Dry Gin is available at two strengths, one being the standard 40% ABV and the other, The Westbourne Strength, at 42.5%. At 40% ABV the gin is soft and has a dominant taste is of citrus whilst The Westbourne is richer and spicier with a stronger note of juniper.

Distilled at the Langley Distillery in The Black Country, Miller’s London Dry Gin is then taken to Iceland where it is blended to bottling strength with the finest glacial water. Purer than Evian, this untainted water gives the gin a smoothness and freshness that is unmatched.

Martin and Iona Miller at Great Brampton House

Aside from selling gin, Miller and his wife Iona have also recently commenced a million pound refurbishment of Great Brampton House in Herefordshire. The result will be no doubt be something akin to Babington House meets The Old Curiosity Shop with a contemporary 6,000 square foot art gallery, luxury rooms and self-catering cottages.

Life never stands still for Martin Miller but his gin has deservedly become a long-standing stalwart in all the best drinks cabinets.

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James Bond said...

I'll have a Miller's Martini. Shaken, not stirred.

Lukas Layfield said...

Miller's is the very best gin on the planet. I need say no more.

Anonymous said...

Where can I buy Miller's in Northern Ireland?

Sasha Jackson said...

The best gin on the planet.