The King of Soho is an authentic London Dry Gin distilled in the heart of London using traditional methods by an 11th generation master distiller. A complex spirit the gin is crafted with twelve botanicals to our unique flavour profile. Created as a tribute to the original ‘King of Soho‘ Paul Raymond by his son Howard.
At 42% ABV this super premium gin is bespoke, smooth and full-bodied; soft juniper, coriander, with a high presence of citrus botanicals including grapefruit peel, balanced by angelica root and cassia.
Quadruple distilled, the gin is crafted in small batches using traditional methods in a steel pot still. Twelve botanicals and neutral grain spirit are mixed with water and left to macerate overnight releasing the flavours from the botanicals. The pot is then slowly heated and the essences of the botanicals are carried in the vapours that pass through the ‘swan’s neck’ to the condenser where they are cooled back to liquid form. Once the distillation is complete nothing but water and additional neutral grain spirit are added thus earning it the designation of ‘London Dry Gin’.
Whilst remaining true to its London Dry heritage the gin has a delicate combination of sweetness, citrus and earthiness and a hint of grapefruit bitterness on the back of the palate. The gin has a clean and gentle nose which belies its strength that opens up to reveal classic juniper and pine notes with a refreshing zest of citrus oil. The tangy grapefruit reluctantly gives way to soft warming spice. A modern classic, it is complex yet harmonious and ideal for cocktails and drinks where the spirit is King. With this great tasting gin we celebrate with you the Spirit of Soho!