It’s that time again! And this month we’re introducing the third limited edition spirit in the 2019 Batch Innovations collection – Garam Masala Gin.
Garam Masala is a blend of fragrant spices. The Hindi meaning of garam is ‘hot’ and the meaning of masala is ‘mixture’. These meanings are not a reflection of the spiciness of the blend, but instead it reflects the intensity of its flavours and warming properties. Garam Masala Gin mirrors this profile with a subtle heat & sweetness and its gentle warmth & spice.
Head Distiller Ollie says:
“The spices in Garam Masala vary from region to region and personal taste can influence what’s found in each blend. It’s a Batch tradition to head out for a curry after a team meeting or following our AGM – a time where all staff, shareholders and directors get together. This inspired me to create a gin that represents the Batch family – our take on a garam masala blend”.
Juniper berries, coriander, angelica, fennel seed, cassia, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, chilli, mace, mustard, turmeric, tamarind, fenugreek, ginger, mango, mint, cumin, bay,
Garam Masala Gin is a journey of flavours. Try serving it with Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic and go chutney with your garnish by adding mango and pepper, or recreate a raita and opt for cucumber and mint. If they’re not doing it for you don’t get yourself in a pickle and try a little fresh chilli and lime instead.
This month’s Innovation contains a gift from Fever-Tree. We caught up with David from Fever-Tree and after a taste-test David chose Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic to compliment Garam Masala Gin.
“I have chosen our Aromatic Tonic water to compliment the balance of spices in this month’s Innovation. The gentle warmth sits alongside the angostura bark and pimento berry in our tonic to provide a delectable savoury experience. Add a twist of lemon zest to really bring your G&T to life.”
50ml Garam Masala Gin
Add the ice and gin to a glass. Top with Aromatic Tonic and garnish with lemon zest.
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