Gin del Professore – Le Monsieur
A gin that pays homage to one of the pioneers of bartending, “The Professor” Jerry Thomas, the man who first codified many of the cocktails we continue to drink to this day. This bottling is a collaboration between vermouth makers Federico Ricatto, Carlos Quaglia and the famous Jerry Thomas Speakeasy in Rome.
A richer gin than its more floral counterpart, the “Madame” gin, “Monsieur” is spicier and more citrusy, with an emphasis on classic Juniper notes.
Bottled without chill filtration and at a higher proof of 43.7% ABV, this ensures that this gin has an oiler, fuller profile than most. Drinkers can expect some wonderful lemon peel aromas, accompanied by a thick juniper and coriander spice, and a little soft lavender.
Beautifully presented, this is a top-class tribute to one of the great figures of bartending.
The Jerry Thomas Project is no ordinary producer, it is better known as Rome’s best speakeasy cocktail bar. Its recent partnership with Antica Distilleria Quaglia in a bid to start producing spirits as well as serving them, is a breath of fresh air. The Project is not just a tribute to the ‘father of American mixology’ Jeremiah Thomas, it is also a rediscovery of forgotten Italian spirits, a celebration of prohibition drinks with an Italian twist and an advocate for high quality products made with high quality raw Italian ingredients.