One of the very few single estate gins made in the UK, Ramsbury is a classic London Dry gin based on neutral spirit made from Horatio wheat grown onsite, then redistilled with 14 botanicals.
The 14 botanicals* include juniper picked locally on Salisbury Plain and quince grown in the grounds of the distillery, as well as coriander, angelica root, orris root, cardamom, hops, bitter almond, liquorice, cinnamon, grains of paradise, orange, lemon and grapefruit. These are distilled in a 160-litre pot still with the 80% base wheat alcohol reduced to 40% with chalk-filtered water.
The new Ramsbury bottle designs were launched in January 2021, featuring an illustration of the Ramsbury farm on the inside of the back label and field coordinates feature on the front of the bottle, marking the exact location where the wheat is sown and harvested.
*Prior to the introduction of a new recipe in January 2023, Ramsbury Gin was distilled with nine botanicals: juniper picked locally on Salisbury Plain and quince grown in the grounds of the distillery, angelica, cinnamon, liquorice, orris root, coriander, dried lemon peel and dried orange peel.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 26/03/2023
Pine (and faint ripe banana) juniper and pleasingly complex nose-tingling spice with eucalyptus, mint and zesty citrus.
Pleasingly spicy with sweet pine and overripe banana juniper notes.
Long, cleansing, spicy finish with piney juniper.
Cleansing and spicy - much spicier since the reformulation in January 2023 but still with the overripe banana notes from juniper. (Very few gins have this pleasing juniper note.)