October 8, 2017

Conker Gin The Gin From Dorset

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From Dorset’s first distillery – Conker Gin. Established in 2014 the distillery also produces a Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur.

Free from the constraints of tradition, our spirits aren’t moulded by antiquated expectations. With oodles of blind optimism and an open mind comes a fresh approach. There’s no ancient family recipe or mythical Master Distiller here, just a dogged pursuit of the new and exciting. So we started from scratch, meticulously tweaking the Dorset Dry, fine-tuning the recipe sip by sip to compose a fresh approach to gin with a ruthless focus on quality. No gimmicks. No fuss. Just top-notch small batch gin distilled in Dorset from British wheat spirit and New Forest Spring Water. That’s the spirit.

I love it when distillers utilise local ingredients in their gins. While based in ‘the backstreets of Bournmouth’ Conker Gin incorporates Dorset notes of elderberries, samphire and handpicked New Forest gorse flowers while still incorporating dry Macedonian juniper at its heart.

Conker Gin The Gin From Dorset

Conker Gin The Gin From Dorset

Conker Gin The Gin From Dorset – Cocktail

Conker Gin with Rosemary and Blueberry Syrup

60ml Conker Gin
15ml homemade Rosemary and Blueberry Syrup
tonic water

Stir the syrup into the COnker Gin, add ice and top up with tonic water. Not so much a cocktail, more a spiked G&T!

To make the Rosemary and Blueberry Syrup just add the chopped leaves off a couple of sprigs of fresh Rosemary and half a punnet of blueberries to a cup of water and a cup of sugar. Bring to a simmer, leave for five minutes or so for all the sugar to dissolve. Allow to cool then strain before using.

Conker Gin with Rosemary & Blueberry Syrup

Conker Gin with Rosemary & Blueberry Syrup

Conker Gin is available from Master of Malt for £35.75

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  1. Damien October 8, 2017

    Just a shame couldn’t get those gorse flowers from Dorset heathland (and water too). The New Forest’s in Hampshire.

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    • wine scribbler October 8, 2017

      just down the road really… 🙂

      The rear label, I’ve just read, says “distilled in Dorset from British Wheat spirit and New Forest Spring Water”. Bournmouth is in Hampshire, so I wonder why they called it Dorset Gin…

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