At 45% Adnams First Rate is strong for a gin and backs it up with strong flavours too. Yet, it is still well balanced and remarkably smooth.
Based in Southwold the Adnams family have a long and rich heritage and have been creating high quality alcoholic beverages since the late 19th century. Adnams is perhaps best known for its brewery and beer but it's gins and spirits are things of beauty too. Beyond their products, Adnams are a green and socially conscious company; they brew the only carbon neutral beer in the country, have a state of the art brewery and distillery and work in a sustainable manner.
Adnams First Rate delivers quite a punch, that said, this is a beautifully clean and smooth gin. Strong flavours (most notably juniper, thyme and orange) bring the rest of the botanicals into line, with vanilla, cardamom and light spice making perfectly timed appearances.