In 2015, the world was going through a “Gin-aissance” and yet, two bar owners in Delhi, India who waited expectantly for the tsunami of Gin brands were left high and dry. The country where Gin & Tonic was invented and where exotic gin botanicals are found in most home kitchens was still in the dark ages of Gin. If they wanted Gin, they were going to have to make it themselves.
They stepped out from behind the bar, got themselves a copper pot still and experimented with every spice, herb and fruit they could find. They found a lot, they distilled a lot, they tasted a lot and they fell down a lot. It took them more than two years and a lot help from their mentor, Elizabeth Anne Brock, a board member of the Gin Guild, but they finally found a recipe they loved enough to not just want to serve at their own bar but to take to the rest of the country and the world.
“Greater Than” or “>” is their London Dry Gin made in India using some of the best botanicals from India and around the world. Made in a 1,000 Liter Copper Pot Still source from Hungary, it is India’s first Craft Gin.
Botanicals (and where they are from):
Angelica Root (Germany)
Orris Root (Italy)
Orange Peel (Spain)
Coriander Seeds, Fennel, Chamomile, Ginger, Lemongrass (India)
Clean Juniper with Fresh Lemon Peel on the nose and a zing of ginger on the finish.