Writer Erica Pilavaki takes a look at the latest release from Afterthought Spirits Company - Professors Club Pink Gin.
Every time I blink there seems to be a new gin in town. Gin has become so prolific that cities, restaurants, bars and even boutique shops have even taken to creating their own, and if there’s one type of gin that’s really rocketed in popularity over the years it’s pink gin.
Traditionally regarded as a cocktail made fashionable in England in the mid-19th century, it originally consisted of Plymouth Gin and Angostura Bitters - The dark red bitters turned the gin a pretty pink colour.
Afterthought Spirits Co is a boutique gin distillery located in West Sussex which plans to take advantage of the growing trend for flavoured gin, they have added three exciting new additions to their Professors Club portfolio - Summer Dry, Pink and Secret Garden Gin (all @ 42% ABV)
Handcrafted in small batches, each of the new gins in the collection uses the same award-winning blend of key botanicals, but ‘twists’ them with distinct flavours allowing the complexity of the gin to really shine through.
Speaking of twists, have you seen how unique the bottle is? The custom-designed and characteristically 'twisted' ceramic bottle clearly embodies that these gins are developed with the aesthete in mind who is looking for a sophisticated experience, both inside and outside of the bottle.
Gin has an infinite capacity for variety and Professors Club Pink is great for those who prefer swish fruity drinks without being sickly sweet but still a touch softer than your usual London Dry gins. Whether you’re a gin expert trying new flavours, or a florally tipple is more your kind of thing, Professors Club Pink is smooth, elegant and incredibly gluggable. After a few sips, there's a distinguishably peppery finish to the gin that pulls it back from being overly cloying and there’s also a warming spice that grows towards the end to make your face glow in a pink flush of plummy happiness.
With such a busy marketplace in the world of gins, the Professors Club is definitely a trusty drinks cabinet staple you would be proud to place front and centre.
Best paired with: Fever Tree Premium Indian Tonic water or Fever Tree Premium Lemonade
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Chatting Food Contributor: Erica Pilavaki
Born in Cyprus but now living in London, Erica has an insatiable appetite for good food and tasty drinks!
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