Fords Gin is distilled in London at Thames Distillers, and is a collaboration between 8th generation Master Distiller Charles Maxwell and Simon Ford of the 86 Co. The mix of 9 botanicals starts with a traditional backbone base of juniper & coriander seed that's balanced with citrus (bitter orange, lemon & grapefruit peels), floral (jasmine flower & orris) and spice (angelica & cassia). The botanicals are steeped for 15 hours before distillation in 500 liter stills.
The bottle itself is designed by bartenders for the most optimal use. It has gripping spots that best fit your hand in every position you can imagine holding the bottle. The labels themselves are designed to come off flawlessly and the bottle has a scale with exact measurements in fluid ounces and liters, which makes it great for inventory control, batching cocktails, and can be used to measure recipes for house-made syrups and infusions.
- Highest Recommendation - December 2012 Spirits Journal