The Ivy releases gin to mark 100 yearsBy Lauren Eads
London restaurant The Ivy has teamed up with Herefordshire’s Chase Distillery to create The Ivy Centenary Gin as part of its ongoing 100th anniversary celebrations.
The Ivy Gin, made in collaboration with The Ivy’s bar team by Chase Distillery, uses English ivy as its lead botanical, which is steeped with botanicals including spruce needles, sage leaf, coriander and bitter almond.
The resulting gin is described as having a distinctive pine flavour that “flows into herbaceous juniper and finishes on light, fresh herbal and citrus notes”.
“Gin has always played an important role in the history of The Ivy, with bartenders serving up classic gin cocktails from the 1920’s onwards,” said Darren Ball, bar manager at The Ivy.
“It remains one of our most popular spirits and it seemed only right that we should recognise this celebratory year with a commemorative spirit. The Ivy Gin works beautifully in classic serves such as a Gin and Tonic or Dry Martini, where the herbal and pine notes shine through.”
The commemorative spirit is housed in a 70cl bottle that features The Ivy’s signature stained glass, which adorns the windows of the West Street restaurant.
The Ivy Centenary Gin is available to purchase from John Lewis for £50, and will be served in mixed drinks and cocktails to guests at The Ivy, West Street and at all The Ivy Collection restaurants from mid-September.