An extra strength version of this idiosyncratic gin. Part of the very modern style of gins, with cucumber and limey flavours and a good sweetness. A gin and tonic type gin rather than a martini gin.
Rated best gin in the world and spirit of the year by the Beverage Tasting Institute with a points score of 97/100. The Westbourne Strength is an evolution of Martin Miller's standard 40% ABV gin and is a real bartenders favorite the world over. The name itself 'Westbourne', came from Martin's tribute to his home residence 'Westbourne Grove' in Notting Hill, London.
Using the same level of Love, Obsession and Degree of Madness the Westbourne Strength is bottled at 45.2% ABV using the same distillation technique and palette of botanicals. The increase in alcohol content means that the juniper becomes much more pronounced leading to a richer, spicier mouth feel whilst still maintaining a soft and smooth finish. Many bartenders see this increase in 'punch' as a perfect complement to a cocktail, as the magnificent flavour remains pronounced amongst a sea of other ingredients.