Martin Miller and his two friends, appalled by the lack of quality of gin and wanting to encourage a younger group of consumers into the gin fold, set off on a quest for the best gin possible, sparing no expense. To achieve this, juniper needed to be tamed, without compromising the traditional character of gin. Launching in 1999, Martin Miller’s Gin became the first modern-day high quality gin brand, thus setting off the gin renaissance.
Martin Miller was a strange mix. At heart a traditionalist yet, at the same time, possessed of a strong appetite for adventure combined with an illogical and irrepressible love of the Romantic. In creating his gin, the traditionalist in him demanded he make a gin that ‘tasted of gin’ and not, in his words, ‘of some highly flavoured confection’. To this end he insisted on only employing the methods and techniques of the ‘old school’ gin makers; sticking rigidly to their tried and tested methods and their classic range of botanicals.
Martin Miller's Original Gin, is pot distilled using two separate distillations. This imparts a unique balance of citrus and juniper. It is blended to a bottling strength of 40% ABV using Icelandic Spring Water. It is the perfect gin for martinis and gin and tonics.