Hubbards Gin is a London Dry Gin which harps back to post prohibition days and has been based on the Old English gin recipe of the 1930’s.
They wanted to be different so that they would stand out from the crowd. Following further internet research of the history of gin he stumbled across the 1935 Savoy Hotel cocktail list which included hundreds of classic cocktails. This was Phil’s eureka moment. Why not create a gin which was inspired by a classic cocktail. He came across the Casino cocktail which used an Old Tom Gin, Maraschino liquor and Orange bitters. He deconstructed the orange bitters to reveal the main botanicals. He had already decided on his London Dry gin recipe using 9 botanicals.
What he needed to do now was to bring in the professionals to see if this recipe had legs. He worked closely with Union Distillers who are an award winning distiller in Market Harborough. They started experimenting with my botanical list and firstly developed his London Dry Gin and then blended it with the remaining botanicals including cherry to create the Casino Blend.
Once he had my samples he carried out various tasting tests with friends and family and several local pubs and wine bars. Everyone loved the Casino Blend so much that he immediately engaged Union Distillers to start production.