Sipsmith - The Gin the World Has Been Needing For Over 200 Years
If you didn’t already know, gin is hands down one of our very favorite spirits. Versatile, flavorful, and sometimes downright powerful, not only does gin have a bright future, but a remarkably interesting past as well. The gin and tonic being created to ward off malaria, for instance. Like most spirits, at one point it was used medicinally, and yes, at one point monks were involved. Weren’t they always? But most importantly, within gin’s colorful and strange history, there lies the true artisans that have kept such an intriguing spirit so popular with careful attention to the details of their craft.
Now, down to business. In this week’s newly-proclaimed edition of brands you should be sipping on, we have for you pure and unadulterated Sipsmith Gin. Being London’s first traditional copper distillery in almost 200 years, Sipsmith was born of two true craftsman who’s only desire was to create a true craftsman’s gin. In 2007, the two pals decided to open a distillery who’s methods reflected both quality and authenticity. Then by 2009, the search was over and they had found the perfect place to create their gin kingdom.
All created in small batches, Sipsmith’s spirits vary through classics and beyond. Varietals range from a bold and zesty London Dry Gin, to an overproof, aka V.J.O.P. (very junipery over proof) gin, then to a lively and decadent Sloe Gin. On the more dressed up end of the spectrum, you’ll find Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin and London Cup, a delightful botanical punch crafted from Sipsmith London Dry Gin. Also, don’t be wary vodka drinkers, Sipsmith doesn’t just stop at gin. They also distill and take great pride in an extremely smooth Sipping Vodka as well.
Sipsmith is comprised of a small, tight-knit family of a staff. What’s interesting about their pot stills, is that they’re considered as important as any working hands. Just as much individual parts of the staff as the folks who work in the distillery, delicately named Prudence, Patience, and Constance, you can even see what stage each of them are at right this second live on their website: https://sipsmith.com/our-story/
All around, we’ve found Sipsmith to be extremely malleable, unique, and an absolute blast on your tastebuds. Also at a rather affordable price point, there’s no reason not to get your hands on a bottle or two to either try something new behind the bar, or simply to enjoy at home.
As we like to do with any newfound favorite, we’ve created a fun little take on a The Last Word using Sipsmith London Dry Gin. Cheers!
3/4 oz Sipsmith London Dry Gin
3/4 oz lime juice
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz elderflower liqueur