We were curious. And now we know!
In a week where London has mostly been shrouded in mist and murk we decided to reveal our inner Hidden Curiosities. And what a strange word curiosities is. Just look at it. All sorts of i and s action in there.
Anyway. We discovered this little gem in the hind-quarters of London’s most social and eclectic offie – Gerry’s Wines on Old Compton Street. Having tripped over the eager beaver flogging sumptuous, smooth and delightfully bottled “Hackney Gin” from Our/London, we found ourselves nestled near gins.
Packaged in a tiny but cute square bottle (50ml size) we loved the typography and the back-of-label illustration. Upon further investigation it touts 20 “intriguing” botanicals. We guess at least 6 are not really packed with intrigue at all. Just along for the Murder Mystery weekend and pretending to be all shady and complex. The lovely folk who make it are based in the Surrey Hills: not an area renowned to be nature’s home of intrigue.
Curiosities jammed into this broad-shouldered pert package of citrus-y crispness include Japanese yuzu and a veritable rainbow of peppercorns. We found ourselves to be fresh out of yuzu for a garnish (poor stock-keeping it must be said). Crying shame. So we went for basic Fever Tree tonic and some pink grapefruit peel. BAM. Three drinks later; no one is keen to hide any degree of curiosity at all. So that all went well then… Well worth exploring it as a super dry martini too.