Langley’s First Chapter has been made to commemorate the agreement between botanist and distiller to make top quality gin but at an accessible price. First Chapter is made to one of Langley’s original recipes using a time-honoured method.
PALATE: A moderate hit of juniper is followed by citrus peel and delicate spicing. Light, smooth and very refreshing as a classic G&T.
THE STORY OF TRADITIONAL ENGLISH GIN
Back in the 1700s, less stringent gin laws had turned into Chaos. The Gin Act, finally recognised as unenforceable, was repealed in 1742 and a new policy, which distillers and botanists helped to draft, was introduced: reasonably high prices, reasonable excise duties and licensed retailers under the supervision of magistrates. In essence this is the situation which exists today.
These changes led to more respectable firms embarking on the business of distilling and retailing gin and it became the drink of high quality, which it has since remained. Langley’s First Chapter makes traditional English Gin accessible to a modern crowd using a traditional recipe and method.