Fords, Your Cocktails Favorite Gin!


Fords Gin, Your Cocktail's Favorite Gin!

By Brown-Forman By Brown-Forman | May 16, 2022 | Food & Drink, Sponsored Post,


Fords Gin is a collaboration between 11th generation Master Distiller Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers and Simon Ford, dedicated to creating spirits designed in unison with professional bartenders and celebrated distillers from around the world. A thoughtful mix of nine botanicals, Fords Gin starts with a traditional base of juniper & coriander seed balanced by citrus, florals and spices.


Steeped for 15 hours before distillation, the botanicals deliver an aromatic, fresh and floral spirit with elegant notes of jasmine and grapefruit that creates a versatile base for any gin-inspired cocktail. The journey to create Fords Gin began on cocktail napkins in the world’s greatest bars.


As a “gin guru” with over 20 years of experience in the drinks business, Simon Ford found himself having countless conversations with fellow bartenders about the need for a go-to cocktail gin — a “Jack of All Trades”. Bartenders wanted a versatile spirit that could be used in any gin-based cocktail, no matter what ingredients the recipe called for.


With some of the biggest names in the bar community by his side, Simon drew out flavour maps of botanicals on scraps of paper and then worked with them to match each one to a classic gin cocktail. These exercises began the process of determining the flavours that would be crucial to the formula and truly bring the versatility of Fords Gin, The Cocktail Gin, to life.


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Fords London Dry Gin, 45% Alc/Vol. The Fords Gin Co., Louisville, KY. Fords Gin is a registered trademark. ©2022 The Fords Gin Co

Photography by: Courtesy of Eric Medsker