An English Gin, Brockmans is distilled in a 100 year old traditional copper still and made from a recipe of different botanicals; Juniper, blueberries, blackberries, cassia bark, liquorice, lemon peel, coriander, angelica, orange peel, almonds and orris. These 11 botanicals are steeped in pure grain spirit to release their oils and aromas. Brockmans was born in 2007, when 4 Gin enthusiasts got together to create a new kind of gin. It’s a premium gin and in my view, it’s worth that label.
Disclaimer: I was kindly gifted a bottle of Brockmans Gin to try by MCM Spirits, Ireland. I was not asked to write this, nor did I receive any payment for the post. This is my honest review and thoughts. I would not recommend a gin I did not like or enjoy drinking.
A smooth and well balanced gin, floral on the nose with the fruitiness of the berries coming through, followed by more citrusy notes. There’s a sweet edge to this gin but not in a sickly sweet way. I think it really works here and I love the berry flavour that comes through at different points although I know that fruitiness may not appeal to all.
Refreshing and flavourful, this gin is really appealing both on the nose and the palate. Brockmans themselves describe this gin as “intensely smooth” and it certainly is that.
We really enjoyed trying Brockmans Gin, it offers something different, it’s quite unique and a gin I’d like to have in my collection. I think it’s probably more a ‘summer’ gin, with that refreshing and fruity side to it, lots of ice on a warm day, I can imagine it now!
Brockmans is the type of gin you could definitely drink neat. While I love gin that’s not my preferred way to drink it. At home we keep it simple, generally with tonic and ice. We’ve tried this with lime and while nice, grapefruit is a better garnish option here. It would also work well with ginger ale and ice (another nice summer drink!).
Some Stockists in Dublin, Ireland:
- Deveney’s of Dundrum, Dundrum
- Celtic Whiskey Shop & Wines on the Green, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 http://www.celticwhiskeyshop.com/