To mark its 10th anniversary at the heart of the London bar scene, The Connaught Bar is celebrating the past while enjoying a taste of the future with the unveiling of its very own crafted-in-house gin.
Fronted by master mixologist Agostino Perrone, every element of this one-of-a-kind spirit has been created at the heart of The Connaught. With a nod to traditional gin methods but a character all of its own, its singular blend of botanicals is inspired by a decade of cocktail craftsmanship.
The multi-award winning Connaught Bar designed by David Collins Studio and known for its landmark cocktails and daring new mixes has truly become an institution for cocktail lovers.
An established classic London gin recipe forms the foundation of the Connaught Bar Gin blend. Its base botanicals are drawn from the classics: hand-crushed juniper berries, coriander seeds, liquorice, angelica root and orris root. Two unique botanicals distinguish this Gin: the famous Amalfi lemon, renowned for its sweet flavour and served with The Connaught Bar’s celebrated martini, and red wine from the vineyards of Bordeaux.
Reminiscent of a 1920’s cocktail shaker, the glass bottle design takes inspiration from the glamorous cubist interiors of The Connaught Bar and is ready to be enjoyed shaken, stirred and straight up or on the rocks.
Agostino Perrone, Head of Mixology at The Connaught says: “The Connaught Bar Gin has truly been a labour of love and an unforgettable experience.
“When we first sat down to discuss producing a one-of-a-kind spirit, our main effort was to put together all the essences that we believe encapsulates the bar to create an exceptional gin. We hope The Connaught Bar gin celebrates the creativity we’ve been injecting since we opened 10 years ago!”
The Connaught Bar Gin priced at £95 is blended and bottled at The Connaught and available for purchase online and at The Connaught Bar.