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Apr 18 2017
We tested the recipe for Fords Gin in classic gin drinks before finalizing the formula. The style of Fords is aromatic, fresh and floral with elegant notes of orange blossom in a harmonious blend with citrus and juniper. Great for martinis #fordsgin #thecocktailgin #londondrygin #the86co #...
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Apr 17 2017
Please join our resident gin geeks @danlondonwarner and @simon_the86co as they travel to speak the gospel according to Juniper in Stockholm, Helsinki, Austria and Athens during April and May. There will be cocktails and a lot of gin talk. #ginontheroad #fordsgin #thecocktailgin #ginstagram #gintime...
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Apr 14 2017
Samples of different cask and ABV's of Barrel Aged Fords Gin for testing....taste testing, cocktail testing etc. #navystrength #navystrengthgin #gintasting #ginstagram #fordsgin #barrelagedgin #barrelaging
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Apr 12 2017
Cask aged gin tasting! We are currently working on making a Navy Strength expression of #fordsgin which we think might work well with a small amount of time in barrel. #tastinggin #tastinggood #ginstagram #thecocktailgin #navystrength
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Apr 11 2017
Testing out the first samples of Navy Strength from the Sherry casks. This is our first barrel aged Fords experiment, and we are excited to be able to share it soon! #fordsgin #thecocktailgin #fordsnavystrength #barrelagedgin #navystrengthgin #the86co #bybartendersforbartenders #madeformixing #...
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Apr 05 2017
We are ecstatic to announce that Fords Gin has received a score of 91 POINTS from the Ultimate Spirits Challenge!!! Fords also received a Tried and True award, which is given to brands showing unfailing quality and superb taste year after year. Fords is a previous Chairman's Trophy winner, and...
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Apr 03 2017
How do you take your #FordsGin Martini? #fordsgin #agreatcocktailanywhere #thecocktailgin #londondrygin #ninebotanicals #the86co #bybartendersforbartenders #madeformixing #ginmartini #orangebitters #dryginmartini
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Mar 31 2017
WOW! We are thrilled to announce that Tequila Cabeza has been awarded the Chairman's Trophy at this year's Ultimate Spirits Challenge with a score of 97 POINTS!!! Tequila Cabeza has always been made with hand harvested and pesticide free agave, from the Vivanco family owned and operated...
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Mar 31 2017
We now have @fordsgin aging in Sherry and Port Casks for what will hopefully turn out to be our #fordsgin #aged #navystrength #gin expression #ginstagram #the86co #spiritsforbartenders #bybartendersforbartenders
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Mar 30 2017
Dress up your gin and tonic beyond the standard recipe, with a wide palette of flavour in a Spanish style gin and tonic. Try a Fords Spanish gin and tonic with lime peel, cucumber, rosemary, fresh berries, mint or any other herb of your choice. Just add a few ounces of Fords Gin, about 6oz premium...
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Mar 29 2017
In the book, The World's Drinks and How to Mix Them, copyright 1907, written by William T. Boothby, the recipe for Dry Martini Cocktail instructs, "into a mixing glass place some cracked ice, two dashes of Orange bitters, half a jigger of (dry) vermouth, and half a jigger of Dry English...
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Mar 28 2017
This weekend!!! Fords Gin and @opiumchinatown will be teaming up for Cocktails in the City, a three day celebration of the cocktail in London. Come out and celebrate the rich diversity of the UK cocktail culture! March 30th - April 1st 6PM-11:30PM More info: Cocktailsinthecity.com/events/London @...
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Mar 27 2017
Last week The 86 Co and @canabravarum sponsored a talk by these esteemed speakers at the National Archives in Washington DC on this history of Cuban Cocktail Culture and Cuban Rum. @juliopapadoble @betterdrinking @simon_the86co @simon_the86co @philipgreene61 @the86co #cocktaileducation
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Mar 27 2017
Simon Ford on the botanicals in Fords Gin: 'Fords is a juniper-forward gin but with a good amount of citrus, sweet spices and florals to take the bite off of the juniper, but still add complexities and allow the juniper to be the star. It's also a gin that works well with both lemon and...
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Mar 22 2017
Ever had a bartender ask for specifics on a martini, and suddenly you can't decide between dry, wet, perfect, stirred, shaken, dirty etc? Try a few out on your own and decide what fits you best. As a starting point, we suggest a Fords 50/50 Martini. Equal parts Fords Gin and Dry Vermouth....
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Mar 21 2017
By the 1840's British citizens and soldiers in India were using 700 tons of cinchona bark annually for their protective doses of quinine for health purposes. It was slightly bitter, so they took to mixing the powder with soda and sugar. "Tonic water" of a sort, was born, and gin was...
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Mar 20 2017
From the Royal Family to Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald to E.B. White, William Churchill to Dorothy Parker, the #Martini has earned the favour of many famous names. There is a reason the Martini is the most popular cocktail of all time. We created Fords Gin with the Martini in mind. #...
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Mar 18 2017
Batching up some Gin Gin Mules in San Francisco
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Mar 17 2017
This gives a new meaning to mixing a martini with oysters #martiniandoysters #martini #mixingamartini #fordsgin #thecocktailgin #mixingitup #fordsginmartini #martinitime #gincocktails #ginstagram
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Mar 17 2017
During Prohibition the relative ease of illegal gin manufacture led to the martini's rise as the predominant cocktail of the mid-20th century in the United States. With the repeal of Prohibition, and the ready availability of quality gin, the drink became progressively drier. In Fords gin, the...

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