Spirit of George
‘Because it’s there’ became George Leigh Mallory’s life-affirming retort when questioned on his reasons for attempting to conquer the apparently unscalable Everest back in 1924. This hand-crafted gin, deliciously dry with a hint of Himalayan tea, has been created and perfected in Mobberley, Cheshire, the town where George was born and raised. In tribute to an indomitable spirit of adventure and in celebration of a life lived to the full, we invite you to raise a glass to George Leigh Mallory. Our hero and our inspiration.
In the tradition of a London Dry Gin, Spirit Of George is predominantly Juniper based, however there are other flavours that create a unique composition:
The key botanical factor within Spirit Of George is the inclusion of ingredients that are sourced from one of the most spiritual places on earth, Nepal.
It is the Nepalese ingredients that provide a direct connection to the Himalayas, Mount Everest and the George Mallory story.
Big Hill Distillery are working with Fairtrade farmers in Nepal to bring together these special ingredients and over a year was spent to get the right blend of flavours and botanical ratios. The end result is stunning.
As a classic G&T Spirit Of George provides a very pleasing drink and when sipped neat, orange citrus notes up front make way for flavours (from Nepal) of ginger, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom, which in turn leads to a comfortably warm finish. A subtle Himalayan tea component provides an extra dimension and contributes to the overall smoothness of the gin.
Spirit of George is a multi-award wining gin.
SIP Award Double gold 2019
SIP Award Double gold 2018
SIP Award Consumers choice 2019
IWSC Gold 2019
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