Still on the Move is the UK’s first ever mobile gin distiller. Affectionately known as ‘Ginny’, the authentic copper still on a vintage 1937 VW truck tours the country, packed full of different spices and botanicals, spreading the joy of gin.
The Garden Lane G&T is a favourite at The Beacon so the bar team were keen to experiment with flavours and botanicals to create a small-batch premium gin that is totally unique. All gin must have a dominant flavour of juniper, but the plan was to not just create a regional Kent gin, but something that has flavours and aromas specific to The Beacon in the 17 acres of woods, that surround the restaurant.
On the palate Mother's Ruin is a strong, well-rounded and balanced gin with hints of citrus, green cardamom and coriander seed with earthy undertones complimented by garden botanicals foraged in the grounds including wild fennel and wood sorrel.
Head barman Jim Harrison recommends the house serve with a slice of grapefruit, juniper berries and a few wood sorrel leaves, served over fresh ice and Fever Tree tonic water.
Raise a glass, the Ginaissance at The Beacon is well and truly here. Cheers!