British Polo Gin
"The gin and tonic has saved more Englishman's lives and minds, than all the doctors in the empire" - Winston Church.
Firstly I am writing this review as a gin lover not a gin expert.
British Polo Gin (BGP) as it sounds, is stunningly patriotic, from its Union Jack packaging, its quality and its association with the sport of kings, polo. Described as "The Players Choice" I can see why.
Ironically, I came across BPG at a polo game nestled in the Shropshire countryside (Moor Farm Polo Club). I immediately fell for the gins smooth taste and its serving garnish, so then I got chatting to founder Richard Hine.
The story behind BPG is a simple one, Richard saw a gap in the market for 100% organic gin, he had retired from being a professional polo player, sold his top polo ponies and in 2016 launched the company we see today. Although this gin is typically British you will find hints of Australian gin lingering in there as Richard spend a long while in Perth working for a gin business, this is where he picked up and established the need to create a gin that is smooth, yet different from gins already on the market. The organic gin is distilled in small batches of 150 bottles at Da Mhile Distillery in Wales and boasts spring water and organic botanicals including elderflower, cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla.
What I particularly love about this gin is that it is quadruple distilled which means is it so smooth it can be enjoyed with no fuss and straight on the rocks, yet it still has the unmistakable taste of a world class gin. The serving suggestion is so fresh, strawberries and basil with a splash of tonic, this not only looks so pretty it adds a completely different dimension.
As far as gins go, this is defiantly one for your collection and to bring out on those long summer evenings in the garden or on the beach. Gin is the perfect drink to spark conversation, all gin lovers can't wait to try something new and compare to their last tipple, BPG is certainly a welcome ice breaker.
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