The Bay Horse Tavern has announced its exclusive collaboration with Portobello Road Gin with the launch of its very own gin, The Bay Horse Tavern Small Batch Gin, and revealing its hidden Gin Garden, which will open officially this June.
The team behind the award-winning Northern Quarter pub have teamed up with The Distillery, home of Portobello Road Gin, to create a bespoke gin. This partnership has been years in the making – and is making the most of decades of combined experience, both in making drinks and drinking them.
The Bay Horse Tavern Small Batch Gin pays homage to the pub’s lengthy history as an inn: Records state that alcohol was sold on the site in the Edwardian era, around the time of the first Gin Craze. Thus, the spirit takes inspiration from traditional London Dry Gin, with heaps of juniper and citrus; but also looks to the future, and the growing reputation of the kitchen.
Botanicals of the unique gin include fresh bay leaf adding a warming herbal note, with the first batch of Bay leaves picked directly from The Liars Group Director Ferguson’s back garden, whilst dried hay adds texture (and the perfect pun opportunity), offering a unique sweetness to the finish. Ingredients cannot get any fresher than that – and at 42%abv, it packs a punch in the booze department too.
Guests will be able to sip on this new gin in classic cocktails – stirred down in an ice cold Martini, spiced up in a Red Snapper (the original Bloody Mary), or poured in a crisp Gin & Tonic – garnished with orange and bay.
Head of Drinks Adam Wilson is also developing a selection of signature cocktails for the more adventurous drinker – each designed to perfectly complement the delicate aromas of the botanicals in the bottle.
The selection used to create The Bay Horse Tavern Small Batch Gin include Bay Leaf, Hay, Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Wormwood, Pink Peppercorn, Mace, Bitter Orange and Lemon.
The bottle is also available to take home, purchased over the bar priced at £30.
The next to be released will be a more avant-garde effort, to celebrate modernist cocktail haven Science + Industry – with prototypes on the way it should be released mid-Autumn; closely followed by a Liars Club “Totally Tropical Gin”, and Crazy Pedro’s mezcal-inspired spirit.
Make sure to grab one of the latest inspired creations full of floral notes while escaping into your local pub’s botanical back garden. For more information please visit https://thebayhorsetavern.co.uk/