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Awards & Recognition
- 2007 Platinum Award - World Beverage Competition
- 2005 Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
- 2001 Silver Award - Chicago Beverage Tasting Institute
Where to Buy
THL: What is it?
Broker's is a London Dry Gin distilled with Juniper berries from Bulgaria or Macedonia, coriander seed for Bulgaria, orris root from Italy, nutmeg from India, cassia bark from China, cinnamon from Madagascar, licorice from Sri Lanka, orange and lemon peel from Spain, and angelica root from Belgium and France.
THL: Why should you try it?
This is a great example of a traditional yet easily drinkable Old World style gin. Broker’s Gin is remarkably smooth at 94 proof, using water from a spring underneath the distillery and a traditional copper pot still that is more time consuming and temperamental, but captures more of the essence of the ingredients.
Broker’s was founded in 1998 by Martin and Andy Dawson, two enterprising brothers interested in maintaining the tradition of crafting fine London style gins. Part of that tradition relied heavily on the spice trade and the exotic varieties that would pass through the bustling metropolis of London. Broker’s sources their herbs, fruit and spices from three continents, selecting the very best each country has to offer.
THL: Who makes it?
Broker’s is located in Birmingham, England in a 200-year-old building that once housed a brewery. The distillery has a mini-still that permitted the founders — brothers Martin and Andy Dawson — to experiment with multiple recipes before selecting a 200-year-old recipe that produced the flavor they were seeking.
THL: How should you drink it?
Matt Seiter's cocktail inspiration comes from many of the obscure bitters he uses behind his bar. His Peter Huey is no exception.
1-1/2 ounces Broker's Gin
1/2 ounces St. Germain
1/2 ounces lime juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Mix all ingredients, add ice, shake, and strain into cocktail glass; garnish with an orange peel.