As with many of the new artisan gins on the market these days, Dartmoor Distillery has a wonderful family story behind it. Based in Newton Abbot's Tuckers Maltings brewery, Ethyl Ethel, their hand-made still, is in high-demand. The copper tubing comes from the Lawton Tube Co Ltd, a business that celebrates its centenary next year - cousins of John Lawton, the master distiller. Many of the botanicals and all of the water comes from Dartmoor to produce this vibrant, rich, spicy Navy-strength gin. If you think you won't be able to handle to alcohol levels - think again. This slips down very readily.
Botanicals: Powerful moorland botanicals.
Flavour profile: Spicy, aromatic orange, cardamom and nutmeg. This is an aromatic gin, perfect for sipping neat, but will not be overpowered by an accompanying tonic. Very tasty.