Artingstall’s Gin from Hollywood Film Director, Paul Feig
Artingstall’s London Dry Gin is a refined new spirit designed by Hollywood film director, Paul Feig best known for blockbuster hits such as The Heat, Last Christmas and the Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids, and for his work on the small screen directing and producing The Office and Freaks & Geeks.
Despite the demands of life in Hollywood, Paul has found time to pursue one of his greatest passions. He has been on a quest for the perfect gin for his favourite Martini, leading him to collaborate with Minhas Micro Distillery. Working closely with Ravinder Minhas, Co-Founder of Minhas Micro Distillery, the team have created the perfect premium spirit : Artingstall’s London Dry Gin.
Paul says “The UK is the gin capital of the world and with Artingstall’s Gin being a London Dry, I feel like we’ve finally come home. I can’t wait for the UK to make the most delicious martinis, G&Ts, gin and sodas and all other cocktails with my beloved award-winning Artingstall’s.”
Named after his mother’s maiden name, this sophisticated gin is made using a blend of 11 botanicals including the likes of orris root, coriander, cassia bark and cardamom. Cassia imparts the snap of cardamom but is a hardier bark for distilling. Meanwhile orris, from the root of the iris flower, imbues an earthy flavour that compliments hints of sweet peppery notes and a suggestion of mint and perfumed lavender. All distilled in a traditional copper pot for a clean, crisp spirit to create a truly versatile gin that can play a leading role behind any bar.
One of the most distinctive feature of Artingstall’s Gin is the bottle. At first glance, it appears to be a vintage cut-glass/crystal decanter that you would be proudly displayed in an opulent bar cabinet. The bottle design brings to life Paul’s passion for vintage glassware and has been inspired by classic and ornate decanters from the ’50s and ’60s, celebrating the sophistication and glamour of the era.
Artingstall’s gin is already being served in some of London most popular bars including Claridge’s, and DUKES Bar. Alessandro Palazzi, DUKES’ Head Bartender and gin aficionado, said “The bottle is classy like Paul, the gin is a perfect London dry with an elegant twist.”
Paul has created a collection of cocktails including the likes of ‘The Squeaky Door’ with Artingstall’s gin, cherry & elderflower liqueur, orange Curacao and soda, ‘Paul’s Plymapple’ with Artingstall’s gin, pineapple, lime and Yuzu citrus and a low-cal alternative, ‘Feig’s Skinny Soda’ with Artingstall’s gin, lime seltzer water, fresh mint and lime. A pre made bespoke cocktail, the Negroni No.1 is also available at The Rake.
More info: www.artingstallsgin.com