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Mr. Hobbs Gins

The Original

Harry Hobbs’s old recipe dates back to 1870, we have based the 2017 recipe on five of his original botanicals and added Lime Flower and Lemon Peel to give it a citrus twist, the 7th remains a family secret. Beginning with fragrant floral notes and soft marshmallow, zesty citrus adds clarity and bite amongst savoury juniper and sharp Orris root.

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Raspberry & Elderflower

Fresh British Raspberries have been introduced into this intensely flavoured Raspberry & Elderflower Gin Liqueur. The nose is full of ripe berries which continue onto the palate before a long and refreshing Elderflower finish. An ideal accompaniment to Prosecco but just as delicious with soda or tonic water and ice on a balmy Summers evening.

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Rhubarb & Ginger

Blended with the very best British Rhubarb to produce a perfectly balanced Gin Liqueur. Summer fruits & herbs on the nose with well-rounded Ginger notes and plenty of Rhubarb on the palate. The perfect addition to any drinks cabinet our Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur is an exceptional base for summer cocktails, sparkling or otherwise.

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How Our Gin is Made

Harry Hobbs’s old recipe dates back to 1870, we have based the 2017 recipe on five of his original botanicals and added Lime Flower and Lemon Peel to give it a citrus twist, the 7th remains a family secret.

Mr Hobbs gin is a distilled gin, meaning flavours are added after the base recipe has been produced. This is unlike London Dry Gin which is made in only one distillation.

Angelica

Promotes healing and protection against negative energies. Once distilled, Angelica has a lovely earthy flavour, both bitter and herbal which carries through beautifully.

Marshmallow

Its name meaning, a type of mallow which is found in the marshes. Sourced in the meadows behind the Hobbs boatyard, famed for its internal soothing properties.

Lemon Peel

Containing a spectrum of vitamins and minerals this particular botanical is ideal for giving you an overall nutritional boost. Rich in vitamin C and perfect for cleansing the system- not only is it good for your insides it actually slows down the ageing process, which explains how Mr Hobbs always kept his youthful playfulness.

Lime Flower

Traditionally used to treat headaches, think of it as a precautionary element for any occasional overindulgence.

Orris Root

With a lovely sweet, floral scent, orris root demands at least five years of preparation before going into our gin. Not only was it used for Mr Hobbs’ drinks it was later favoured by French couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in the perfumer’s famous No.5 – Harry always was clearly a bit of a trend setter!

Juniper

Best known for flavouring gin, Juniper is responsible for the drink’s name – A bit of dinner party trivia: Gin is a shortening of the Dutch word for juniper, genever.

The Perfect G&T

Mr Hobbs suggests you pour a generous slug of his Henley gin over plenty of good quality ice, pair it with a premium tonic water and finish with a curl of orange peel to garnish.

Mr Hobbs Gin is a 45% Distilled Gin with strength and flavour. The mix of traditional and local botanicals create a distinctive taste reminiscent of old style ‘Export’ Strength Gins. The introduction of a curl of orange peel brings out the citrus notes and gives a complex, long and smooth refreshing finish.

 

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