6o’clock gin is a fantastic “Gin Drinker’s Gin” that makes regular-ish appearances at home; this gin has a really enjoyable, fresh taste. There’s a lovely balance between the juniper (which is not at all overwhelming), some sweet floral and bright citrus notes that work together to conjure a lovely satisfying finish. 6 O’clock gin makes a delightful gin and tonic – and a bad-ass martini!
I first encountered this gin a few years ago at a great local restaurant/gin bar called Colley’s. We arrived before lunch, where it was served to us with 6o’clock’s own tonic water and served with an chunky orange. This turned out to be a very moorish combination… we had to leave the car at the restaurant and get the taxi home! This week we tested 6o’clock gin with a few different garnishes – lemon works really well, my partner in crime added a few juniper berries to really pimp up the juniper which gave the gin an interesting spin.
Bramley and Gage make a number of other drinks which should definitely be explored – including a lovely looking dry vermouth which I will definitely be investigating.
This lovely English Gin just ticks all the boxes for me. It’s a beautiful gin – great for cocktails or a lovely G&T and it’s made locally by a family business… As the bottle states “Strikingly Smooth”. Vera Gin Verdict – a rather fantastic 9/10.
6 O’clock gin is pretty widely available, it costs £35 for 70cl – you can buy directly from the distiller here.