Fords GinFords Gin

Fords Gin has a balanced foundation of juniper and citrus

As former bartenders, the principals in the 86 Co. knew what they wanted in spirits.

Still, they went a step further by polling the bartending community at large. The result is a collection of spirits — gin, white rum, vodka and tequila — made for mixing in cocktails. Fords Gin is a collaboration between Simon Ford, former brand ambassador for Plymouth Gin, and master distiller Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers in London. Their wheat-based offering is cut with Mendocino County well water, and boasts a balanced foundation of juniper and citrus. The floral and herbal qualities predominate without overpowering, thanks to a distinctive balance of coriander, cassia, angelica, orris and jasmine, as well as a mix of lemon, orange and grapefruit peel. The 86 Co. calls this an "aromatic" gin and that description is spot on. It's stunning any way you use it — from martinis to gimlets to Collins drinks. At this price point, it is an absolute steal.

Spirit Information

The 86 Co.


154 Grand St. New York NY 10013 U.S.

Spirit Details

Price: $32 for 750 ml. ABV: 45%


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