Fords Officers' Reserve Overproof London Dry Gin
Sub-Category London Dry Gin
Retail Price $34.99
Score 5 Stars/Supreme!
In the Glass
Brilliant, crystal clear with a very pale straw hue.
The aromatics of this Navy Strength Gin offers juniper, coriander, and citrus in equal measure with accents of brown spice and dried flowers in support.
The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and oily center palate with bold bursts of juniper, orange, grapefruit, and sweet herbal and spice notes dominate the core that becomes increasingly drier on the finish with vibrant citrus zest accents.
Intensity & Texture
Full-bodied with ideal balance and a texture, which is no small feat considering its considerable strength (54.5 abv).
I have been a fan of the Fords Gin since its release finding the trifecta of smart packaging, optimal price point, and undeniable quality and pleasure to be a winning formula. Now they have added this lovely overproof Gin making both Gins indispensable.
Selling at $35 a bottle the quality to price ratio of this Navy Strength Gin cannot be beat.
The Fords Gin is created at the prolific Gin specialist Thames Distillery by a collaboration of Master Distillery Charles Maxwell and Simon Ford of The 86 Co. Nine botanicals seamlessly marry in the Fords Gin while the Italian juniper and coriander seed are primary. Also in the mix of nine botanicals are: bitter orange peel, lemon and grapefruit peel, jasmine, orris, angelica root, and cassia bark. This is the exact botanical mix found in their original London Dry Gin but one nosing and one sip reveals a very different presentation of these botanicals in the overproof environment. In our view both the original and this Officers' Reserve Overproof should have a place in your bar.
How to Enjoy
The Fords Officers' Reserve Overproof London Dry Gin is perfect in a classic Gimlet or a supercharged Gin & Tonic.