Peckham Distills: Little Bird Gin

Words by Shaun Cooney

What makes a gin a London gin? Well its when redistilling ethyl alcohol in the presence of all natural flavourings. This means there are no added flavourings or colourings. Since London gin was given its own EU spirits category in 2009 many gin distillers have been using many different botanicals and techniques to create something for every pallet. Little Bird London dry Gin is distilled in Peckham just off the Rye. Little bird gives us a delicious citrusy gin distilled with grapefruit, orange and ginger. A perfectly smooth gin with little of the juniper taste associated with gin, a gin for people who don’t like gin if you will. Paired with a great tonic like Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic, poured over ice and garnished with a few chunks of grapefruit this is the perfect summer time gin or mixed into a martini with a couple of drops of grapefruit bitters and a grapefruit peel to garnish will keep you warm on the long winter nights.

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