Bickens London Dry Gin
Passion, quality, only natural ingredients, innovation founded on more than 300 years of story behind… BANKES is a top quality London Dry Gin, a unique innovative blending revisiting very traditional England made distillates meticulously obtained according to over 300 years old recipes.
The distillates are obtained by re-distilling in traditional copper-made pot stills, neutral spirit infused with a subtle blend of 10 different botanicals sourced from all over the world, including Juniper berries, Coriander seeds, Orange and Lemon peels, blended together and enriched with essential notes coming from other roots and exotic spices. Every year each individual botanical is carefully selected for its unique quality.
Distillates come from England, the home of London Dry Gin by traditional Gin Distillers at the Langley Distillery in Birmingham.
The Langley Distillery, one of the most acknowledged and prized distilleries in England, is managed by over 30 years experienced Master Distillers who look at distillation process as an handicraft art. The meeting of Master Distiller with Campari’s experiences have further developed this Gin with citrus tones to give that “special something”, a subtle combination of quality ingredients, methodology, “nose” and experience.
BANKES is unique. The distillates method of production, blend of botanicals and selection of batches are all very personal to London Dry Gin of true character. Family traditions over 150 years old are testament to the honesty of this individual Gin. Furthermore the innovative blending of different traditional distillate recipes into BANKES recipe gives a respectful personal twist on sensorial experiences.
Old traditional well-proven copper pot stills are used (Jenny, 18 yo and Angela 108 yo), which have the reputation of making the best London Dry Distilled Gins. To get the best out of selected botanicals, the distillation process starts with an individual marinating process that involves many hours of the botanicals mixing with neutral alcohol before distillation commences, as marinating helps to extract the special flavours and characteristics of ingredients.
A crisp gin with gentle citrus overtones and a spicy fruit edge, BANKES can be taken either on its own over ice or without ice if you wish to really appreciate its true flavours. It goes particularly well with tonic water and other mixers.