Our HM Hot Cross Bun gin is bursting with all the flavour of a traditional Hot Cross Bun that you’ve come to know and love. Creating this gin has been a passion of ours as we focused on nailing the flavour profile and ensuring the gin was smooth to taste as are all of our HM Gins.
We experimented with countless recipes, altered manufacturing methods and varied the amounts of botanicals in the still and botanical basket. We soaked fruit, we crushed fruit and we blended to finally nail the recipe that you taste today.
For the base of the Hot Cross Bun gin we use the highest purity alcohol combined with juniper berries from Hungary. It was important for this gin to have a big juniper taste to balance the flavours of the botanicals. The still was loaded with sultanas, raisins and dates and these were soaked for an extended period of time ensuring maximum flavour was extracted. After this process was complete cinnamon, cassia, nutmeg, all spice, coconut sugar and fresh naval orange slices were added. As the distillation process ran its course our distillery filled with the smells of a traditional Hot Cross Bun. We knew something magic was in the making. The concentrated gin comes out of the still with an average alcohol by volume (ABV) of 79%.
The gin was then stored in a stainless steel tank and exposed to toasted french oak to further enhance the flavour profile. After some time the gin was diluted to 43% ABV, bottled and packed ready for you to enjoy.
The Hot Cross Bun gin is a very Limited Release consisting of 60 individually numbered bottles only. Get in early or run the risk of missing out on this unique gin.
We recommend pairing HM Hot Cross Bun gin with dry ginger ale, a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick. Check out the recipe section of the web site for more serving suggestions and cocktails.