Now Onin.London is known for its Gin reviews so when we heard about the World’s First Gin presented in stylishsecond-use packaging… you know we had to try it.
Cantium was created by Kevin Andrews. He hails from Sevenoaks in Kent, loves gin and wanted to produce a contemporary dry Gin. So with the use of two stills and after hours of watchingYouTube videos, he created his first batch of Gin. Family, friends and other Gin lovers, provided him feedback and he eventually created Cantium Gin.
The gin itself is incredibly smooth and florally, and with a range of botanicals I haven’t had the pleasure of trying in a gin combo before – think Kentish lavender, apples, blackberries, hops, cobnuts and chestnuts. The flavours just work!
What is Cantium though? Well it’s the Roman word for Kent. The logo is inspired by a mosaic tile found at Lullingston Roman Villa, a few miles from Cantium HQ and the lavender they use is from the fields at Castle Farm, a stone’s throw away from the villa. We love this! It’s always exciting when local Gins use local produce and are inspired by the surrounding area.
While Cantium is perfect in the G and T, or C and T as the brains behind the Gin like to call it, we loved the Kent Garden Fizz! Unusually, we actually had the ingredients at home (though we had to substitute the peach liqueur for puréed peaches and Elderflower cordial for St Germain liqueur).
Cantium Gin retails at £40 for 50cl and is available from www.cantiumgin.com, Harvey Nicholls, Fortnum and Mason and independent retailers nationwide. There is also a super adorable duo of miniatures featuring 5cl Primo and 5cl Rubesco available for just £12. Perfect for those stocking fillers.
Written by Tegan LeBon