Domestique Gin 50cl
You don’t need to be a cyclist to appreciate this gin, but if you are it might appeal even more. Domestique Gin leads with a fruity, citrus and juniper nose and a subtle palate that blends sweet and savoury. As for the name, in cycling terms the domestique is described as a cyclist in a road racing team whose role is to help their team leader during a race, for example by setting the pace or creating a slipstream. We’re not saying it will make you a winner but it makes a cracking gin and tonic and is perfect in a martini cocktail.
Domestique Gin was Highly Commended in the Classic Gin category at the Craft Distilling Expo 2018. 42% ABV
Domestique Gin is an exceptional London Dry style using botanicals sourced from the host nations of some of the world’s greatest cycling events. Alongside the required juniper and British coriander we distill Spanish orange peel, French hops, Belgian angelica, Italian rosemary and Californian raisins. As a nod to the rural location of our distillery and the fact that the Tour of Britain has passed through Tring and the Chiltern Hills we’ve also included rosehip.
A little about the history of Domestique Gin – in 2017 we teamed up with local cycle-wear brand ashmei to create a small batch gin whose botanicals are steeped not only in alcohol but the very spirit of cycling. Launched at the Rouleur Classic, the cycle industry’s end of season event in London, Domestique was initially a limited to 200 laser engraved, stainless steel bidons per year but due to popular demand Domestique Gin now forms part of the regular Puddingstone Distillery small batch gin range and is available in glass bottles sealed with a piece of bike inner tube!