Barbers London Dry Gin is a good and honest London Dry Gin. It is fresh and clean with a predominance of juniper. It is very much a gin from the less is more school of gin production. There are just four botanicals used – Croatian juniper, Moroccan coriander, Spanish thyme and French angelica root. Nothing else.
Barbers London Dry Gin is produced in London employing artisanal techniques and is distilled in traditional stills. The name and branding harks back to the mid 18th century when barbers would use gin, the extremely popular alcoholic drink of that particular period, as a lotion for shaving purposes.
As the keen amongst you would have noticed, Barbers London Dry Gin does not contain a citrus botanicals, typical of gins from that era and Barbers recommend that it is served simply and Gin & Tonic, nothing more. However, if a touch of citrus flavour is desired, fresh lemon or orange peel can always be added.