Each month we choose one of out Club members to be the Member of the Month, they get to taste test an early, mystery sample of our up coming release! We ask our MOM to send us their tasting notes, feedback and to develop their own perfect serve… all before knowing the name of the product and it’s botanicals.
For June, we have a very special member of the month! Lily was our Club Member Collaboration, competition winner! The competition was open to all Club Members, many of who submitted three interesting botanicals. But Lily’s choice of black garlic, chilli and ginger excited us the most. The finished gin is the Korean inspired Mandu Gin.
We sent Lily an early sample of her finished gin, without knowing anything else about the spirit, other than her three botanicals, she described this gin as a very typical gin with a lot of warmth to it, spicy to start, with hints of citrus and a sweet finish! We also asked Lily to develop a perfect serve.
Lily’s perfect serve works really well with the botanicals used in Mandu Gin: Mediterranean tonic, lots of ice, 50ml of June’s gin, thin slice of ginger and a squeeze/wedge of lime. Lily also recommends pairing this gin with a spicy stir fry or citrusy salad.