Upgrade your martini by stepping up the gin you’re sipping. Though Martin Miller’s Gin has been around since 1999, they are finally expanding their market here in the U.S., and their products are becoming much more readily available in this country. In fact, Martin Miller’s has grown to become the largest independent brand of gin all around the world.
But the gin is travelling in more ways than one. Martin Miller’s Gin is double-distilled in England. It then moves on to Iceland, where it is blended with only “the purest water in the world” from Icelandic springs before being bottled. This ain’t no bathtub gin, but it’s so pure you could bathe in it.
Martin Miller’s comes in an 80-proof version (their basic but super good variety), a 90-proof “Westbourne Strength” sort (the stronger stuff), and their 9 Moons Barrel-Aged Gin (who knew gin could be aged?). The 9 Moons gin is a small release batch, so get it while you can.
All three gins are worthy of “top shelf” status, and are made with lots of herbs and botanicals and painstaking care. In fact, Martin Miller’s describes their gin as “born of love, obsession and some degree of madness”. Each gin works well alone or mixed in a cocktail. Bartenders and gin experts Vanessa Hulsey and Josh Gates use the gin to make everything from tiki drinks to French 75’s to milkshakes. Try it, and you’ll understand why Martin Miller’s has won so darn many awards. You might even develop some degree of madness for it yourself.