As blog readers will know, we have moved house in the last 6 months, but we aren’t on the property ladder as the houses we moved from/to are tied to the work that Mr B does as a Rev. From having friends who have moved house in recent years, it seems that the concept of a ‘welcome pack’ provided by your bank/mortgage lender/home development company has been popular for a number of years now. Regular readers of the blog will also know that I am most definitely a gin fan. So, you might guess that when Bancon Homes contacted me about reviewing a sample of a new welcome gift that they are introducing for a limited number of their home buyers, I was intrigued!
Bancon Homes have recently unveiled their very own limited edition bespoke gin which will be a welcome gift for buyers who move into a Bancon Homes property across the north-east of Scotland! The company commissioned the head distiller at Persie Gin, Simon Fairclough to develop an exclusive gin recipe to fill the 300 50cl bottles solely for new home-owners.
The Bancon Gin has been handmade using the London dry process, which is the purest method of gin distillation. Once the spirit comes off the still, only water is added from Persie Distillery’s private supply from the local Perthshire Hills. You can read more of the Bancon gin story here.
The keynote botanicals of Bancon Homes gin are of course juniper, with coriander, cassia and cardamom, so I was expecting a spicy warming gin. Upon nosing I was told to expect a gin which is “minty fresh with top notes of spice to round it out nicely, with plenty of juniper and big wafts of forest air”.
I took the recommended serve of the Bancon G&T – Fevertree light tonic with a garnish of grapefruit.
Despite not being the type of gin I would normally go for, I really liked the flavour of this gin. I found it to be less smooth on the tongue than gins I would typically choose, but the grapefruit garnish really lightens it up.
I think that having a limited-edition gift to celebrate moving house is a great idea. More often than not, relocating is a stressful process, so why not have a little G&T at the end when all the unpacking is done?
Thanks to Bancon Homes who sent me a sample of their limited edition gin for review.