As we experience social distancing dalliances with pubs and restaurants reopening their doors, it’s time to get to grips with the affectionately named ‘new normal’.
Some of us jumped headfirst into that first properly pulled pint of the Summer and others are still dipping their toes in. It’s once again unprecedented times for Brits but the show must go on and we are excited to say we are celebrating in the way we know best by gradually launching our much-anticipated Mr Hobbs 150 London Dry Gin.
It’s been many moons in the making, sadly disrupted by a little-known thing called a global pandemic, but we are now happy to say we are well on the way to unleashing our latest cherished family tipple to you. With every order of Mr Hobbs Gin 70cl via our website, we are sending out a 5cl sample bottle of Mr Hobbs 150 so you have the chance to be the very first to try it.
You can expect our trademark quintessential English heritage and you’ll be helping us celebrate the 150-year anniversary of our family owned, British boating institution; Hobbs of Henley, established in 1870 by mischievous gin lover Harry Hobbs.
Bursting with 14 botanicals including the light perfumed notes of Cubeb Berries with warmth and spice from Black Pepper and Cardamom. There are nuanced floral notes from Meadowsweet and Elderflower that are both locally sourced on the Riverbanks of the Thames, followed by the refreshing citrus notes of Yuzu and Lime. A serious Gin that will leave you wanting more!
This is a luxurious libation to be sipped and cherished, exquisitely balanced with a premium light tonic water, garnished with lime and ginger, or effortlessly enjoyed in a myriad of cocktails.
Once you have made the order and received your sample, we suggest pouring a 25ml or 50ml measure, cascaded over plenty of good quality ice and topped with a premium light tonic water. Garnish with fresh lime & ginger to bring out the perfectly balanced botanicals with just the right amount of classic juniper notes.
You’ll also be able to nab yourself 10% off your pre order of Mr Hobbs Gin which we will email to everyone who orders between now and our official launch in September. Pre ordering will allow you to receive bottles from the very first batch of 70cl Mr Hobbs 150 and we are limiting this to the first 250 thirsty gin lovers who take advantage of this wonderful offer.
We also want to take this opportunity to remind you to support your locals if you can, it’s a troubling time for everyone involved in the hospitality industry and where possible it’s always best to spend your money with establishments and companies that have been hit the hardest at this most unusual period in history. If that means popping in for a drink as you feel safe and comfortable to do so or taking advantage of the many ingenious and amazing ways our usual feeding and watering holes have pivoted their businesses to stay afloat and keep serving our communities, just do whatever you can and we vouch to do the same.
So, just remember to stay alert, control the virus, keep calm and carry on drinking Mr Hobbs Gin.