Fenton Street Distillery - Stratford, New Zealand
Style - Classic (Modern Dry)
500ml | 40% ABV
Juniper, Coriander, Nutmeg, Turmeric, Coffee Beans, Caramelised Orange, Cassia Bark, Liquorice, Pōhutukawa stamens.
The Distiller wanted to reflect the love of Othello and Desdemona in Shakespeare's play Othello. Othello's North African heritage is captured through cassia bark, coffee beans, caramelized orange, nutmeg and tumeric. Desdemona, is the taste of New Zealand Pōhutukawa, which gives the Gin a sweet astringency.
Juniper and Pōhutukawa form the initial notes while caramelized orange holds the spicy flavours together. Finally, the chocolate flavour of the coffee draws out to a long finish.
Fenton Street Gin is made make our 310m above sea-level (because their aspirations are that high!). It is genuinely hand-crafted in 48L batches: no rigid timings, no automatic cuts, their stills don’t have nicknames, the recycled bottles aren’t uniform, their labels aren’t machine applied, they're not after accolades or awards, the journey and the people that come for the ride are the prize.
This is their craft, it is not unique, they just have a flair and passion for telling great stories with their Gin. It is filled with complexity, love, art and beauty.