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Smoke/peat

Another Portobello Road creation, in 2016 the distiller created a gin to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

The Smoky Gin, was flavoured with juniper berries hand-smoked in peat dug by Portobello Road Gin founder Ged Feltham at his ancestral home of County Kerry, Ireland.

The peat was then taken to Portobello Road Gin’s master distiller Jake Burger at 171 Portobello Road and 1,000 bottles were distilled in twenty litre batches over the same four days that the Great Fire of London burned (2 – 5 September).

Producers such as That Boutique-y Gin Company have also experimented with smoke flavours, using ingredients such as peated malt in the production process.

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