£2 from every bottle sold goes back to the Trust
Back in 2019 we helped The Box Moor Trust celebrate their 425th anniversary with 1594 Gin, Spirit of Box Moor. The juniper used in this gin was harvested from The Box Moor Trust estate in Hemel Hempstead, Herts, just 13 miles from our distillery.
Last year Ben and myself headed to the site where the rare juniper is grown and carefully harvested more juniper to release a new edition of just 400 bottles.
£2 from every bottle sold goes back to The Box Moor Trust. One of the oldest conservation charities The Box Moor Trust manages nearly 500 acres of grazing and amenity land on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead and Bovingdon on behalf of the local community.
Box Moor Gin – a hyper-local gin
Box Moor Gin is distilled to a classic London Dry style with British coriander seed, British angelica root, orris root powder and fresh limes. The addition of limes is a nod to Boxmoor Wharf – once the home of Rose’s Lime Juice.
As with grape varieties, the terroir of a region has huge impact on the juniper, in this instance offering a profile that exhibits pine but with enhanced juicy plum and herbaceous notes.
It really is exceptionalSarah Miller, Gin A Ding Ding, Drinks Writer and Gin Judge
Box Moor Gin label acknowledges local landmarks
Belted Galloway cows are a familiar sight on The Box Moor Trust estate. Casually referred to as stripey cows or Oreo cows, this distinct variety has provided inspiration for this release of Box Moor Gin. Same great gin but available in either a burnt orange or dark brown label – which one will you choose?
We also reference the gravestone of highwayman James ‘Robert’ Snooks who in 1801 robbed a postboy travelling from Tring to Hemel Hempstead and was the last person in the UK to be executed for the crime!
Box Moor Gin cocktails and serving suggestions
Cookies & Cream
35ml Box Moor Gin
35ml Single cream
35ml Brown Crème de Cacao
35ml White Crème de Cacao
Ice for dilution
Crush an Oreo cookie into crumbs on a plate. On another plate squirt the chocolate sauce and roll your cocktail glass, coating the rim. Dip the coated rim in the crushed cookie. Then coat the inside of the glass with a swirl of more chocolate sauce.
In a cocktail shaker add the gin, both crème de cacao, cream and ice. Shake until the outside of the can is frosted and fine strain into your glass.
Gin & Orange Sour
70ml Box Moor Gin
35ml Fresh squeezed and fine strained orange juice
35ml Honey syrup (17.5ml honey, 17.5ml warm water, mix and allow to cool)
17.5ml Fresh squeezed and fine strained lemon juice
White of one large egg
Ice for dilution
Add all ingredients except the ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake well for 20 seconds. Add the ice and shake for a further 20 seconds. Fine strain into a cocktail glass. The froth should settle at the top.
60ml Box Moor Gin
7ml Freshly squeezed lime juice
30ml Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial
Lime slice garnish
Add all ingredients except the lime garnish to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Fine strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with the lime.
Box Moor Gin and Tonic
50ml Box Moor Gin
100ml Fever-Tree Indian tonic
Lime wheel garnish
Add the Box Moor Gin and tonic to a Puddingstone Distillery gin glass with a few cubes of ice. Garnish with the lime wheel.