As my collection of gin continues to grow, so does my love for this botanical spirit. My most recent addition to my overflowing liquor cabinet was a bottle of Martin Miller’s Gin – and let me just say, it was love at first sip. And that love deepened after I tried it in gin and tonic and a ginger martini.
About Martin Miller’s Gin
According to their website, Martin Miller’s Gin was “born of love, obsession and some degree of madness.” The gin is distilled in England in a single pot, named Angela, and only the heart of the spirit is kept. In the first distillation, it is infused with juniper, coriander, angelica, liquorice root, cassia bark, florentine iris and a little bit of lime peel. The second distillation includes bitter orange peel, lemon peel and lime peel. It also has some cucumber added to the mix.
After distillation, the gin is either sent to Iceland to be blended with Icelandic spring water or the Icelandic spring water is transported to England to be blended there. They do this because all gin is blended with water and they wanted to use what they call the “purest, softest water on earth if possible.” It is bottled at 80 proof.
Martin Miller’s Gin is clear in the bottle. On the nose, it is has strong citrus flavors with a little bit of floral coming through. For taste, it has immediate flavors of citrus followed by juniper, licorice and cucumber. It’s a little spicy going down. Overall, it’s a really great gin and I love the citrus flavors of it. It makes for an excellent gin and tonic as I mentioned above. I could also drink it straight out of the bottle but I’ve heard that’s frowned on in some places.
Where to buy Martin Miller’s Gin
Martin Miller Gin should be available all over the world. They have a product locator on their website you can use to find it in a store near you. I also found it at my local Total Wine for $25.99 for a 750ml bottle.
Martin Miller’s Gin cocktail recipes
You can use Martin Miller gin to replace London Dry Gin in your favorite classic cocktail recipes (although it is not a London Dry Gin). It would also be good in the margarita martini, the cucumber gin martini and the Bee’s Knees cocktail. Or try it in this cocktail I created called the Blushing Beauty.
- 1½ ounces Martin Miller Gin
- ¾ ounce Campari
- ¼ ounce Ventura blood orange orangecello
- Orange peel for garnish
- Add all ingredients except the garnish to a mixing glass with ice.
- Stir to chill and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with the orange peel.
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Note… I received a bottle of Martin Miller’s Gin to review. I did not receive compensation and all thoughts, opinions and pictures are my own. As is my growing love of all things gin.