Brand New Artisanal spirit Oystermen Gin & Recipes! Gin Old Fashioned & G&T with a Twist! oystermengin.com

Brand New Artisanal spirit Oystermen Gin & Recipes! Gin Old […]

Brand New Artisanal spirit Oystermen Gin & Recipes! Gin Old Fashioned & G&T with a Twist! oystermengin.com


Brand new artisanal spirit Oystermen Gin was inspired by a love for the Essex coastline, famed for its oysters. Infused with oyster leaf (a flowering sea plant that grows in cold climates around the shores of the UK), a hint of Spanish lemon and a twist of Japanese sansho pepper, these sustainably sourced ingredients bring a smooth and distinct flavour profile to this unique gin.

The trio behind the gin (Godwin Baron, Gavin Miklaucich and Grahame Malcolmson) have lived along the coast of Essex for many years, now retired. Having worked most of their lives in business, retail and commerce, the trio bonded over their love for good gin during a period of adjustment to the retired life and feeling somewhat adrift. They set to work creating a distinctive product that represents their beloved county. After becoming certified distillers, the trio set up parent company 3Amigos Artisan Spirits.

“The motive behind this project is to promote our beautiful Essex coastline and its fine produce and artists” said Godwin Baron, having collaborated with local poet Martin Newell and artist James Dodds on the nautically themed label. The Essex coastline is also famed for sailing, with regattas held each year where the old Oyster Smacks (a type of boat that dredges for oysters) and Thames Barges race – represented in the beautiful illustration that adorns the bottle’s label. The illustration is a lino cut piece by James Dodds, named ‘Pioneer At Sea’ – depicting a type of boat that used to trawl for a particular type of oyster off Terschilling near Holland, called a skillinger. The image is complimented on the reverse side of the bottle by a poem by Martin Newell called ‘The North Sea’, which references the skillingers bringing the oysters back from Terschilling.

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Brand new Essex based artisanal spirit Oystermen Gin unique cocktail recipes that work well with the tasting notes of the gin, including a Gin Old Fashioned and G&T with a Twist:

Gin Old Fashioned:

50ml Oystermen Gin

White sugar cube doused in 5ml Aperol

Garnish with candied orange slice

Shake and serve over ice in a whisky glass.

G&T with a Twist:

50ml Oystermen Gin

12.5ml Apple Schnapps

12.5ml crème de rose

Double Dutch cucumber and watermelon tonic

Garnish with thin apple slice or a rose petal and serve in long glass

Oystermen Gin was inspired by a love for the Essex coastline, famed for its oysters. Infused with oyster leaf (a flowering sea plant that grows in cold climates around the shores of the UK), a hint of Spanish lemon and a twist of Japanese sansho pepper, these sustainably sourced ingredients bring a smooth and distinct flavour profile to this unique gin. The 3Amigos also teamed up with local poets and artists for the bottle’s unique label, just another way they aim to celebrate Essex with their new independently produced gin.