The head bartender at restaurant Fera at Claridge’s in London has joined forces with the sommeliers and kitchen team to create the hotel’s own bespoke gin.
Ale Villa (pictured) and the sommelier team have worked in tandem on Fera Gin for two years, combining kitchen techniques and expert advice from their chefs at the Michelin-starred restaurant.
Fera Gin is described as a traditional English craft gin, created in the Fera Development Kitchen using a rotary evaporator and British-sourced ingredients in line with the restaurant’s philosophy over food.
It is available to restaurant guests as well as to buy exclusively from Fera at Claridge’s in 70cl bottles, with a limited run of only 10 bottles being produced per week.
The gin blends distillates of different botanicals including juniper, coriander, angelica, orris and apple marigold which celebrates one of the restaurant’s most emblematic herbs. It is bottled at 43% ABV.
With a simple and expressive dry style, Fera Gin offers a careful balance resulting in a round, smooth and viscous texture with fresh vegetal notes. It is recommended for serving with tonic to accentuate the distinctive flavours.