Since 1793, Plymouth Gin has been handcrafted at England’s oldest working Gin distillery,Black Friars in Plymouth. The distillery was formerly a Dominican Monastery and the final lodgings of the Pilgrim Fathers before they set sail to the New World in 1620. The 'Mayflower' sailing ship, aswell as the monk continue to be represented on the bottle to this day.
The first documented modern Martini recipe actually specified Plymouth Gin. It appeared in 1896 in 'Stuart's Fancy Drinks & How to Mix them.' Plymouth has since gained a popular following, becoming a favourite of such 20th century figures as Franklin D.Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Alfred Hitchcock and Ian Fleming.
Plymouth Gin owes its distinctive taste to a blend of ingredients that avoid the use of too much juniper or bitter botanicals, thus giving it a remarkably smooth, integrated palate. Water from the nearby hills of Dartmoor is sourced for its crystal clear purity. The result is a lighter bodied style with fabulous intensity and well balanced botanical flavours.