London bar team launch Cream Gin

The team behind top bars such as The Worship Street Whistling Shop have launched a gin that is inspired by the cream gins of Victorian gin palaces.

They developed Worship Street Whistling Shop Cream Gin at the bar on the edge of the City of London by cold-distilling fresh cream as a botanical to create a rich, creamy but clear spirit.

Using 100ml of cream per 70cl bottle, they overcame the risks of a “burnt” or “off” flavour by using a distillation process that does not require it to be heated. It also has the same shelf life as any other spirit, with an ABV of 43.8 per cent.

The London dry gin was developed at the bar by the team at Fluid Movement who also operate London bars Purl and Dach & Sons, working with drinks supplier Master of Malt. They were inspired by the cream gins of the 19th century although these would normally have been mixed with cream and sugar and left to infuse.

The new Cream Gin was originally created for the signature Black Cat’s Martini at the Worship Street Whistling Shop, which mixes the creamy gin with dry vermouth.

With vanilla and citrus notes on the nose, it has a creamy flavour with a sweet and creamy finish. According to Master of Malt, it is more than “just another gin with a wacky botanical. This is a completely new approach to the category. Gin enthusiasts, historians and molecular mixologists all stand to be astounded.”

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