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Above the infamous Portobello Star bar at 171 Portobello Road you'll find Ged Feltham and Jake Burger's Ginstitute. London's second smallest museum and home to the city's smallest working copper pot still, the amusingly named 'Coppernicus', in which Portobello Road No. 171 was first conceived. Read more
Sampled on 27/02/2012
(bottle No. 358) Crystal clear.
Elegant and floral with junipery lavender and camphor. Generous use of orris root imparts its characteristic parma violet and clean hamster cage while citrus aromas are subdued.
Juniper is centre stage but not screaming, while citrus is way down the billing. As London gins go, Portobello is on the spicy side, but it's a 'warm interest adding', rather than a 'hot pepper' spice, with nutmeg and cinnamon (from cassia bark) with savoury celery-like notes (angelica root).
Lingering liquorice and nutmeg finish.
Closure: Synthetic stopper