The Story

You might have heard of the Benton’s Old Fashioned, a bacon-infused bourbon cocktail created in New York by Don Lee using a technique known as “fat-washing”. Excited by this technique, we used butter to give this gin its unique character. First, we distilled the gin with three types of corn: kernels, Kellogg’s and popped popcorn and the we butter-washed it, before freezing it to allow us to remove all the fat. We undertook a rather important poll at the distillery whilst concocting this creation: sweet or salty? The results that came in were split. So, we’ve used salty butter alongside vanilla and liquorish to create a sweet and salty effect.

20cl bottle - 47%ABV

The Picture House

60ml Popcorn Gin
5ml Sugar syrup
2 Dashes Angostura bitters

Build all ingredients in an ice filled rocks glass, one quick stir and garnish with an orange twist.

Popcorn Collins

50ml Popcorn Gin
20ml Lemon juice
15ml Butterscotch syrup
Top with soda

Build all ingredients in an ice filled highball glass, leaving the soda till last. Stir briefly and garnish with lemon peel.

Tasting notes

The Nose
Caramelised butter melts into praline and nougat, reminiscent of milk bottle sweets

The Palate
Butterscotch crème brûlée with hints of vanilla milkshake and hot buttered crumpets

The Finish
Full and creamy with a marshmallow finale

1 review for Popcorn Gin
  1. 5 out of 5

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    Thought this was really good with some butterscotch syrup, squeeze of lemon and topped up with lemonade. Nice and sweet, was a very good, distinctive flavour.

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