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May 12 2017
After the botanicals are stirred up with the neutral grain spirit the still is sealed and the botanicals are steeped for 15 hours before distillation commences. #makingfordsgin
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May 11 2017
When all of the botanicals have been measured out they are placed into the still and stirred into the neutral grain spirit making sure they are all submerged for the steeping and distillation. #makinggin #makingfordsgin #ginbotanicals #botanicals
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May 10 2017
Grapefruit peel for Fords Gin #makingfordsgin #makinggin #botanicals #grapefruitpeel
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May 10 2017
The peel of bitter oranges from Spain are one of the three citrus we use to make Fords Gin #makinggin #makingfordsgin #bitterorange #orangetwist #orangepeel #botanicals
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May 09 2017
Jasmine flowers for Fords Gin #makinggin #botanicals #jasmine
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May 08 2017
Coriander is almost as an important botanical as juniper if you are making a London Dry Gin. It brings pepper, spice and citrus flavors to the gin #botanicals #makinggin #coriander #londondrygin
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May 07 2017
Juniper glorious Juniper. Purchased from Joesph Flack & Sons, sourced from Italy, used to make #fordsgin . . . . #juniper #makinggin #botanicals
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May 05 2017
Still #1 - Tom Thumb at Thames Distillers where we make Fords Gin
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Photo: Kyle Goldberg / Courtesy of Broken Shaker at Freehand Chicago
May 05 2017
Lime peels aren’t typically the stuff of epiphanies, but they sparked a big idea for Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage. The London-based bartenders met while working at Dandelyan, the cocktail bar at the Mondrian London at Sea Containers. “After juicing citrus for just one evening, we turned around...
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May 04 2017
Behind the scenes at the Thames Distillery in London, where Fords Gin is born. The two stills used, named Tom Thumb and Thumbelina each produce a 200 liter batch of Fords Gin. Simon worked with 8th generation distiller Charles Maxwell in the creation of Fords, and tasted it in many many gin...
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May 03 2017
A traditional Tom Collins was one of the many gin cocktails considered when choosing the botanicals for the distillation of Fords Gin. We steep nine botanicals for fifteen hours before distillation to help soften them and bring out the flavour. #fordsgin #thecocktailgin #ninebotanicals #the86co #...
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May 01 2017
The gimlet was promoted and drunk by British Naval Officers in the 19th century for health purposes. Lime helped prevent scurvy on long ship voyages. Today, we drink gimlets for a different reason, because they are delicious. We find this recipe to be outstanding: 2.5oz Fords Gin .5oz Fresh Lime...
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Apr 30 2017
Today our friends in Chicago are getting a sneak peak at what the good folks from @trashtiki will be doing when they hit the road soon for a global adventure. Swipe for a preview of the drink menu and stay tuned for details on our upcoming North American tour later this summer! #trashtiki #...
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Apr 28 2017
Want to spice up your gin and tonic a bit? Try a Spanish style Gin and Tonic. You can experiment with different tonic waters, herbs, and fruits to add a new layer of flavor. Pack a wine glass or goblet full of ice, and add ingredients desired, such as seasonal fruit, peppercorn, cinnamon, rosemary...
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Apr 27 2017
A beautiful Fords 50/50 martini, courtesy of @thehydeparker and @tristan.willey at @thecampgroundkc Equal parts: -Fords Gin -Dry Vermouth Stirred, with a lemon twist garnish #fordsgin #thecocktailgin #agreatcocktailanywhere #ninebotanicals #ginstagram #the86co #bybartendersforbartenders #...
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Apr 26 2017
Experiment with your favorite flavour combinations in your gin and tonic! Pictured, we've done a Fords Gin and Tonic with @eastimperial grapefruit tonic, and a large slice of grapefruit as a garnish. Grapefruit peel is one of the nine botanicals used when making Fords Gin, and steeped for 15...
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Apr 25 2017
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Apr 24 2017
We had such a great time serving up all the #FordsGin at the @sweetlibertymia event, to support the charity, @common__threads. Thanks to Taste of Miami for having us, and Sweet Liberty for being so amazing. #fordsgin #thecocktailgin #ginstagram #agreatcocktailanywhere #the86co #...
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Apr 21 2017
About last night @novacancyla Fresh ingredients make better cocktails. Fords Gin Fresh Peach Purée Yellow Chartreuse Lemon Housemade Orgeat #fordsgin #thecocktailgin #londondrygin #ninebotanicals #agreatcocktailanywhere #ginstagram #gincocktails #the86co #bybartendersforbartenders #madeformixing
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Apr 19 2017
A beautiful Fords martini made by @esler3 at @whislersatx. Stirred up with a twist. Photo cred: @jessicafradonophoto #fordsgin #thecocktailgin #ninebotanicals #ginmartini #ginstagram #the86co #madeformixing #bybartendersforbartenders #agreatcocktailanywhere #londondrygin #martiniwithatwist

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