In August, Greenall’s, one of the oldest Gin producing firms in England, launched its newest libation – Bloom Gin. Bloom arrived in one of the most beautiful bottles we have seen in awhile – the slightest shade of green with crawling vines (both imprinted in the bottle and on the plastic enclosure at the top of the bottle). Luckily for us, Bloom was as tasty as the bottle was beautiful.
Greenall’s is one of the oldest Gin producing houses in London, having commenced production back in 1761. It sustained itself on its quality for years and is now the second largest Gin producer in the United Kingdom. In addition to its own products, Greenalls has produced Bombay Sapphire for Bacardi since its launch in 1987.
In 2006, Joanne Moore became the seventh master distiller at Greenalls and the first woman to hold the position of master distiller at Greenalls. Within a few years of her ascension, Moore launched Bloom Gin, which was meant to be a softer, rounder Gin. In addition to the traditional juniper, Moore emphasized the floral notes of camomile and honeysuckle to create a more floral Gin.
The Bloom Gin was crystal clear with some legs (but not as thick and viscous as other Gins). On the nose, the Bloom Gin had a medium intensity of juniper, camomile, honeysuckle, tangerine, lemon, lime and orris. On the mouth, the Bloom Gin has a lovely light texture with vibrant notes of juniper, camomile, honeysuckle, key lime and orris. Long finish.