November: Gin of the Month – Sir Robin of Locksley

As we near the end of 2016, the days get shorter and the nights get longer here in the UK.  So we need something for November to tantalise our taste buds, remind us of warmer times, but also something to sip on during these cold nights.

Sir Robin of Locksley does just that.

We first came across this wonder at The Gin Festival , where John Cherry, founder and creator, was showcasing his gin.  What struck us initially was John’s passion for what he does.  After giving us a detailed explanation and rundown of Locksley Distilling, we had the pleasure of tasting the Sir Robin.  Wow.  John has worked incredibly hard to create a true english sipping gin, it was an absolute delight to drink neat, which as you all know…is very important to us.

The familiar juniper taste gives way to a beautifully smooth elderflower sensation.  This is what gives the gin its initial smoothness.  The elderflower notes are quickly followed by a floral wave into a good strong gin finish.  Perfect.

Why I think it’s so good?  Not just the amazing taste, but this is one of the most versatile gins we have in our collection.  Delicious neat over ice, but makes one hell of a martini.  Over on the website, there are some fantastic cocktail ideas which we are still working hard to get through them all!

“Sir Robin of Locksley” – The perfect autumn gin

Here’s what John had to say when we caught up with him recently.

TGL: Describe your Gin in three words

J.C: Sippable, versatile, unique.

How should Sir Robin of Locksley bets be enjoyed?

“Experimentation with moderation. We don’t have a company “perfect pour” – but my personal faves are on the rocks with a twist of pink grapefruit peel; as a long drink it works with a whole host of mixers, but I like Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic with a small, fine slice of red grapefruit.”

What’s next for the rest of 2016 and into 2017?

“Getting ready for the Christmas Holiday rush, to make sure we don’t run out of gin.  To keep spreading the gin love at events all over the place, and grow our business organically into the new year. In 2017 we’re looking at new projects, that are still top secret.”

I can’t wait to see this gin get bigger and bigger, which I know it will – and taste some of the exciting things to come!

I know I say it every month – but this really is a must for any gin lover.  Get yourselves a bottle of this and enjoy in any way you want – this really is a must-have for your collection!  Available direct from here.

Last Gin of the Month next month! Stay tuned for an exciting competition in December – where you could be in with a chance to win a bottle of your choice from our Gin of the Month 2016 selection!
Until next time

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