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Hayman’s London Dry Gin

  • The most traditional of London Dry, a recipe unchanged over a century
  • The ideal Martini gin, with aromatic intensity
  • Highly versatile in refreshing stirred or shaken cocktails
  • The Hayman family has been making gin since 1863

The Hayman family is the oldest gin-producing family in London, dating to 1863. All three Hayman’s gins use the same 10 botanicals, in different proportions. Hayman’s London Dry Gin presents an intense, oily texture from juniper, angelica, and orris root, accented by a bit of citrus. This structure, along with the traditional 47% alcohol, allows Hayman’s London Dry to show intensity and focus when diluted. This gin is unmatched as a base for the full range of classic gin cocktails, from high-dilution sours (such as the French 75) to striking Martinis at any proportion of gin to vermouth. The aromatic intensity of this gin makes it the ideal Martini gin, even at the classic 1:1 proportion.

Mix with Dolin Dry Vermouth and orange bitters for a complex, herbal classic Martini, or Timbal Extra Dry vermouth for a briny, almost “dirty” variation. The citric backbone of this gin works exceptionally well with spicier tonics, such as Q Tonic or the Jack Rudy tonic syrup. Any classic gin drink works remarkably well with Hayman’s London Dry, a tribute to the intensity and versatility of all Hayman’s gins.

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keeps indefinitely
(50-65ºF)
once openedonce opened
keeps indefinitely
(room temp)
serving suggestionserving suggestion
pour varies
(59-64ºF)

About Hayman Distillers

An original in their category, the Hayman family is the oldest gin-distilling family in London, having started their work in 1863. Company founder James Burrough was the great-great-grandfather of the current chairpersons, Miranda Hayman and James Hayman. Burrough was a true pioneer in the history of gin, innovating both process and profile. Not long after the Single Bottle Act of 1861, which allowed gin to be sold in bottles, Burrough set out to develop cleaner and more expressive profiles made possible with glass packaging. He employed a more expansive set of botanicals than his predecessors, and drew accolades as the first to employ citrus. The resulting profiles set a new standard that, for many drinks enthusiasts, remain benchmarks for traditional English gin.

From the earliest days, Burrough produced a variety of gin styles. There was a navy-strength gin that was procured by the Admiralty at the Royal Dock on the Thames. Highly prized was his Old Tom gin, the leading style of the Victorian era. A counterpoint to this was his ‘Black Cat’, a London Dry style. A variation on this London Dry was ‘Olde Chelsey’, named for the distillery’s location. Decades later, his company gained recognition overseas with a different London dry gin named to honor the palace guard. At the dawn of the cocktail revival in the early 2000s, the family once again drew accolades with the reintroduction of their Old Tom recipe.

All of Hayman’s historic gins maintain the same production methods and recipes from their inception over 150 years ago. The defining production methods of Hayman’s Gin include: use of three small copper-pot stills; 24-hour maceration of botanicals, for true concentration; and the use of 10 core classic botanicals in varying proportions depending upon style. As a group, Hayman’s Gins have the depth, balance, and rich juniper core to provide the ideal base for the complete canon of gin cocktails. Full details

About Gin/Gin Liqueur

Gin is a neutral spirit flavored with juniper and various botanicals, including coriander, angelica and lemon and orange peel. It is rooted in the 15th-century Dutch juniper spirit Genever, whose malt-forward character contrasts with descendant gins such as Old Tom (lightly sweetened, rounded) London dry (sharp, angular, dry), Plymouth (mild, flavorful), Navy (potent and intense) and New West/Modern (neo-classic to unique). Gin has long been used in Great Britain as the base for fruit, floral and herb liqueurs, giving rise to the warm-weather tradition of gin “cups.” Full details

RECIPES See all 74 recipes for this product 74 recipes available at https://alpenz.com/productrecipes-london_dry.html

50/50 Savory Martini

Stir with ice:

1.5 oz Hayman’s London Dry Gin

1.5 oz Timbal Vermut de Reus Extra Dry

Strain into a coupe.

Garnish with a lemon peel and an olive.

Corpse Reviver #2

Prepare a coupe rinsed with absinthe.

Shake with ice:

0.75 oz Hayman’s London Dry Gin

0.75 oz Cocchi Americano Bianco

0.75 oz orange liqueur

0.75 oz lemon juice

Strain into the prepared glass.

Pendennis Club

Shake with ice:

2 oz Hayman’s London Dry Gin

1 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot Liqueur

0.75 oz lime juice

3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Strain into a coupe.

Garnish with lemon peel.

Self-Starter

Stir with ice:

1.5 oz Hayman’s London Dry Gin

1 oz Cocchi Americano Bianco

0.25 oz Blume Marillen Apricot Eau-de-Vie

0.25 oz simple syrup (2:1)

Strain into a coupe.

Garnish with grapefruit peel.

Twentieth Century

Shake with ice:

1.5 oz Hayman’s London Dry Gin

0.75 oz Cocchi Americano Bianco

0.75 oz lemon juice

0.5 oz white crème de cacao

Double-strain into a coupe.

Garnish with lemon peel.

SKU Vintage Region Origin Desc Cepage % Alc Size/Pack Finish BTL Barcode Cs Barcode Cs Wgt
HZ 1220NVEnglandGBGin47.0%1000/12T Cap5021692117833502169211784021.70 kg
HZ 1215NVEnglandGBGin47.0%750/12T Cap5021692650316502169265032315.80 kg