London’s Roast restaurant creates own gin

22nd May, 2013 by Becky Paskin

With craft gin a booming trend in the UK, Borough Market restaurant Roast has created its own house gin.

Roast Gin Sebastien Guesdon

Sebastien Guesdon presents the Endless Love cocktail featuring Roast Gin

Roast Gin is a London Dry Gin produced at Thames Distillers in London and blended with Perthshire water in Scotland.

The restaurant lists the gins botanicals as including juniper first and foremost, coriander, angelica root and savoury.

While Roast Gin is available to buy by the bottle – at £20 for 500ml – it is also available in a menu of specially created cocktails designed by bar manager Sebastien Guesdon. The Earl Grey Martini, Singapore Sling, and Endless Love will be available at the restaurant during its After Work Summer Cocktail Club until September.

Roast is the latest bar-restaurant to create its own house branded spirit.  In December last year Worship Street Whistling Shop partnered with Master of Malt to create the unique Cream Gin, while Jake Burger of Portobello Star created the Portobello Road Gin.

While a common concept in the States, the trend for the on-trade to partner with a distillery to create their own spirits is only just starting to take off in the UK.

One Response to “London’s Roast restaurant creates own gin”

  1. David says:

    The Cambridge distillery have been making bespoke gins for restaurants for ages!

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