Origins of gin
The origins of gin can be charted back to the Netherlands in the 13th Century. Back in those days, gin was far from its modern incarnation. Known as genever, the drink was made by distilling malt wine to around 50% ABV (alcohol by volume), the drink wasn’t particularly drinkable, so it was softened with herbs and spices. Juniper berries were added to the drink for their supposed medicinal properties. Depending on how it was distilled, the resulting alcohol tasted similar to vodka or whiskey.
Genever has a long and proud Dutch history, with Gin being its direct descendant. All Vørdings spirits are distilled in Schiedam through the traditional process by skilled artisans. And that toasted cedar wood infusion? Vørding still chops, toasts and adds it by hand. Ensuring a premium product with a personal touch.
The United Kingdom
Born under a hazy moon, LoneWolf rose from the ferocity of the Scots forest. Lavender and citrus notes run alongside a forage of feral pin needles, but it’s the fierce juniper backbone that stands this gin tall. Ingredients: Juniper, Scots pine, fresh grapefruit peel, fresh lemon peel, coriander seed, cardamom, angelica root, orris root, Thai lemongrass, pink peppercorn, kaffir lime leaf, mace, almond, lavender flower.
We have lovingly reimagined our original recipe which was created when Nicholson invented the London Dry flavour in 1830. Our London Dry Gin is blended to perfection using 10 botanicals sourced from all over the world. Underpinned by juniper and citrus and enhanced by hints of woody richness and the sweetness of liquorice root, it delivers a long, smooth finish.
Our name and signature drill bit design are a nod to the act of bleeding the monkey, when 17th Century sailors drilled into the officers’ barrel to steal the liquor inside. It’s their spirit that inspires ours today. We go against the grain, independently distilling in Ireland – drinking gin straight up, without a cucumber in sight.
All our gins have been handcrafted on Södermalm in Stockholm. Our Dry gin is a Nordic take on a traditional dry gin that has got its characteristics from 7 organic botanicals – juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica root, lemon peel, heather, elderflower and rosemary. Our blend gives the gin a delicate flowery taste parallel to the classic juniper and citrus notes. This makes it perfect for the classic gin cocktails, but also ideal to purely enjoy neat or in a Dry Martini.