Distilled in London at Thames Distillers, Fords Gin is a collaboration between 8th generation Master Distiller Charles Maxwell and Simon Ford of The 86 Co. The gin, a mix of 9 botanicals, starts with a traditional base of juniper & coriander seed and is balanced by citrus (bitter orange, lemon & grapefruit peel), florals (jasmine flower & orris) and spices (angelica & cassia). The botanicals are steeped for 15 hours before distillation in 500 litre stills. The 86 Co. tested the recipe in classic gin drinks before finalising their formula. Its style is aromatic, fresh and floral with elegant notes of orange blossom in a harmonious blend with citrus and juniper.
The 86 Co. creates spirits with some of the best distillers and distilleries from around the world. Conversations within the bartending community inspired four spirits that were launched September 2012. Fords Gin, Cana Brava Rum, Aylesbury Duck Vodka, and Tequila Cabeza are versatile, full-bodied spirits that were made for mixing. They come in an ergonomic bottle that was designed by and for bartenders with engaging labels filled with useful and honest information.