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Dodd's Gin

A Gloriously Full-Bodied Gin-Lovers Gin

Inspired by, and named after, the visionary engineer Ralph Dodd, who established the ill-fated London Distillery Company in 1807 to provide the public with ‘Genuine British Spirits’, this trailblazing small-batch Gin is a beautifully executed contemporary take on the classic London Dry.

The London Distillery Company was re-established in Battersea by Darren Rook in 2013 and was soon to become London’s first licensed whisky distillery since Lea Valley closed its doors in 1910. Rook, and fellow distiller, Andrew Macleod Smith (see Sweetdram) devised one of London’s first new-wave craft Gins, using principles including the sourcing of organic ingredients (local wherever possible) and using unpasteurized honey from local hives.

Dodd’s powerful, vibrant personality stems from the unique marriage of two separate distillations; the bulk of the botanicals are distilled in a traditional alembic copper still, while the distillation of the more delicate botanicals (such as raspberry leaf) takes place in a small, cold vacuum still. The two spirits are blended for several weeks before bottling. The attention to detail here extends to exquisite individually numbered, letterpress labels, which are printed on an old Heidelberg press and attached to each bottle by hand. In January 2020, LDC was purchased by the British Honey Company of Aylesbury, which has pledged to remain faithful to Dodd’s original organic recipe and traditional fabrication.

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Dodd's Organic Gin (500ml)
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Dodd's Organic Gin (500ml)

 Inspired by and named after the visionary engineer Ralph Dodd, this small-batch, full-bodied Gin, was one of the trailblazers that initially fired London’s contemporary craft Gin scene. Time has not wearied it, and Dodd’s remains one of the greats, and indeed the finest Martini Gin that we’ve come across. First created in 2013, Dodd’s is a unique marriage of two separate distillations; the bulk of the botanicals are distilled in a relatively small, 140-litre copper alembic still called ‘Christina’. Then, the distillation of the more delicate botanicals (such as raspberry leaf) takes place in a small, bespoke ‘Cold Vacuum’ still, christened ‘Little Albion’. The two spirits are blended for several weeks before bottling. The team’s attention to detail extends to exquisite individually numbered, letterpress labels, which are printed on an old Heidelberg press and attached to each bottle by hand. Intensely juniper-driven with bright, fresh lime peel in place of the more traditional coriander seed, this makes for a Gin that is at once elegant, refreshing and yet mellow and textured. It’s full-bodied yet somehow remains light on its feet—despite the higher ABV. Verdant lime and bay laurel greet the nose, while the pillowy mouthfeel and a subtle sweetness come from the addition of London honey collected from local beehives, imparting a creaminess that mellows the refreshing, earthy, menthol notes delivered by lingering hints of juniper, bay and angelica. The finish is wonderfully perfumed suggesting an array of elements like lime blossom and jasmine, cardamom and a tickle of nettle and red fruit from the fresh red raspberry leaf. Put simply, this is a complex, audacious Gin (which happens to be 96% organic) that holds its own against the very best. Whether served neat, in a Dodd’s Martini, Gin & Tonic, or in classic cocktails such as the Martinez or Negroni, this is Gin (and prese

Intensely juniper-driven with bright, fresh lime peel in place of the more traditional coriander seed, this makes for a Gin that is at once elegant, refreshing and yet mellow and textured. It’s full-bodied yet somehow remains light on its feet—despite the higher ABV. Verdant lime and bay laurel greet the nose, while the pillowy mouthfeel and a subtle sweetness come from the addition of London honey collected from local beehives, imparting a creaminess that mellows the refreshing, earthy, menthol notes delivered by lingering hints of juniper, bay and angelica. The finish is wonderfully perfumed suggesting an array of elements like lime blossom and jasmine, cardamom and a tickle of nettle and red fruit from the fresh red raspberry leaf. Put simply, this is a complex, audacious Gin (which happens to be 96% organic) that holds its own against the very best. Whether served neat, in a Dodd’s Martini, Gin & Tonic, or in classic cocktails such as the Martinez or Negroni, this is Gin (and prese

Dodd's Organic Gin (500ml)
Bibendum Bar
Dodd's Gin (200ml)
Bibendum Bar

Dodd's Gin (200ml)

 Inspired by and named after the visionary engineer Ralph Dodd, this small-batch,  full-bodied Gin, was one of the trailblazers that initially fired London’s contemporary craft Gin scene. Time has not wearied it, and Dodd’s remains one of the greats, and indeed the finest Martini Gin that we’ve come across. First created in 2013, Dodd’s is a unique marriage of two separate distillations; the bulk of the botanicals are distilled in a relatively small, 140-litre copper alembic still called ‘Christina’. Then, the distillation of the more delicate botanicals (such as raspberry leaf) takes place in a small, bespoke ‘Cold Vacuum’ still, christened ‘Little Albion’. The two spirits are blended for several weeks before bottling. The team’s attention to detail extends to exquisite individually numbered, letterpress labels, which are printed on an old Heidelberg press and attached to each bottle by hand. Intensely juniper-driven with bright, fresh lime peel in place of the more traditional coriander seed, this makes for a Gin that is at once elegant, refreshing and yet mellow and textured. It’s full-bodied yet somehow remains light on its feet—despite the higher ABV. Verdant lime and bay laurel greet the nose, while the pillowy mouthfeel and a subtle sweetness come from the addition of London honey collected from local beehives, imparting a creaminess that mellows the refreshing, earthy, menthol notes delivered by lingering hints of juniper, bay and angelica. The finish is wonderfully perfumed suggesting an array of elements like lime blossom and jasmine, cardamom and a tickle of nettle and red fruit from the fresh red raspberry leaf. Put simply, this is a complex, audacious Gin (which happens to be 96% organic) that holds its own against the very best. Whether served neat, in a Dodd’s Martini, Gin & Tonic, or in classic cocktails such as the Martinez or Negroni, this is Gin (and prese

Intensely juniper-driven with bright, fresh lime peel in place of the more traditional coriander seed, this makes for a Gin that is at once elegant, refreshing and yet mellow and textured. It’s full-bodied yet somehow remains light on its feet—despite the higher ABV. Verdant lime and bay laurel greet the nose, while the pillowy mouthfeel and a subtle sweetness come from the addition of London honey collected from local beehives, imparting a creaminess that mellows the refreshing, earthy, menthol notes delivered by lingering hints of juniper, bay and angelica. The finish is wonderfully perfumed suggesting an array of elements like lime blossom and jasmine, cardamom and a tickle of nettle and red fruit from the fresh red raspberry leaf. Put simply, this is a complex, audacious Gin (which happens to be 96% organic) that holds its own against the very best. Whether served neat, in a Dodd’s Martini, Gin & Tonic, or in classic cocktails such as the Martinez or Negroni, this is Gin (and prese

Dodd's Gin (200ml)
Bibendum Bar

“...we’ll confess that we’re mightily impressed. Dodd’s Gin is something discernibly different in a crowded market place. Not just another gin. It’s the perfect example of a team producing something that’s both good & different and in doing so, The London Distillery Company really showcases the difference between cashing in on a category and adding to it.” The Gin Foundry

Country

England

Primary Region

London

Availability

National

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