Previously, the World’s strongest gin documented was 82.5 ABV and made in Sweden. But this Marden-based distillery has smashed all previous records and surpassed expectations by creating a deliciously smooth juniper-forward and subtly citrus gin which delivers a long dry complex finish with hints of liquorice. As with all spirits created by this imaginative distillery, Anno Extreme 95 is distilled in a 300-litre copper pot called Patience.
Available for just £30 in a handy (stocking-sized) 20cl bottle, it comes in presentation box with its own 25ml scientific measuring beaker for accuracy. Simply order online for delivery anywhere in the UK https://annodistillers.co.uk/category/shop (it will be live at 9am 2nd Nov).
“We wanted to make a gin which packs more punch and flavour drop-for-drop than any other spirit in the world. As scientists we really wanted to push the limits of possibility and create the spirit of alchemy, turning something ordinary into something extraordinary.” Says Dr Andy Reason (the “An-” of Anno) who founded the company with Dr Norman Lewis (the “-no” of Anno).
Serving suggestions involve using the accompanying science beaker for perfectly accurate measurements:
- Light G&T – requires only 5ml measure poured over ice and served with premium tonic and a slice of grapefruit. This delivers full flavour G&T with 75% less alcohol.
- Strong G&T – 25ml measure of gin poured over ice and topped up with at least 120ml of premium tonic, they recommend it is garnished with a sprig of bruised thyme. (Equivalent of an ordinary double measure.)
Perfect for presents, stocking fillers or if you too like adventure, it’s a handy sized bottle to slip into your rucksack for the perfect mountain-top serve.