The other week I was invited to an event that celebrated one of my favourite gins, Martin Miller’s. This has been a staple gin on my gin shelf for a while so I was excited to find out more about it.
Martin Miller’s was started in 1998 for release in 1999 by, oh wait you guessed it, MARTIN MILLER (and a couple of mates). It is very sad that Mister Miller passed away in 2013, which was when I had just discovered his wonderful gin. But I am happy for him that his amazing gin is doing so well, with many many fans around the world!
The event was held at trendy wine bar Epernay in the Great Northern Complex. We were introduced to the brand ambassador Amir who chatted to us about the making of the gin and then showed us a couple of cocktails that complimented and worked with the flavours of Martin Miller’s.
Martin Miller’s is distilled in London, but finished with Icelandic water, which I find gives it a far smoother taste, Mr W likens it to a vodka, but because it is gin it is better than vodka… It has two stills, with the main ‘ginny’ ingredients in the still first, with a second still of the citrus flavours.
We learnt about how certain flavours work with Martin Miller’s, I have usually been quite linear with gin, picking things I like and sticking to them. It was suggested I try a G&T with pear and Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic, which was wonderfully sweet, but not overly because the gin itself is very citrussy so cuts through it, definitely one for future Gin O’clocks! I also enjoyed a G&T with strawberry and cracked black pepper- delicious. Taking home some ideas for Gin o’clock I tried adding to the citrus hit with a slice of grapefruit. I know I have discussed the perfect G&T before, but it’s definitely quite refreshing to find some new flavours that work with a gin!
Are you a Martin Miller’s fan? Have you tried it yet? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. I was invited to this event, as ever all opinions are my own.
P.P.S. Epernay is located at Unit 1a, Great Northern Tower, Watson St, Manchester, Lancashire M3 4EE.