Half Hitch’s website header is:
”Camden Lock’s past gin glory unearthed and reinvigorated!”
Back in 1869, Camden Lock, was indeed the very heart of London’s gin industry, with a footprint stretching 20 acres.
Gin used to be exported all around the globe, from here, but today the only references to this by-gone age are street names such as Juniper Crescent.
Tinctures and distillates are made in the Half Hitch distillery, and then combined with modern day vacuum distillation methods.
Malawian Black Tea and Calbrian Bergamot, complement English wood pepper, and hay.
Mark Holdsworth, formerly from Bacardi, launched the gin in late 2014, so it is still a relative ”new-comer.”
The name, and bottle design, depict the knots that were used to tie up the barges mooring in Camden Lock, of old.
The base gin is distilled at Langleys, then Mark works his final magic, in Camden.
The base gin includes; juniper, angelica, coriander seed, cassia bark, liquorice, lemon and orange peel and orris root.
The wood pepper and hay, give this gin a slight hue, somewhat like barrel-aged gins.
Such are the woody, spiced, flavours in this gin, we enjoy it with a drier tonic, such as Syndrome, with an orange or peppercorn garnish.