The lockdown and the associated regulations have significantly affected everyone – especially the gastronomy. THE DUKE Distillery, as an owner-operated company, has also not been spared from the effects. It was and is therefore more important than ever to move even closer together and support local businesses. This is how the idea of THE DUKE Bartender Edition came about. Under the motto “By bartenders for bartenders”, we started the application process at the beginning of March 2021.
28 participants were selected, who determined the key facts for the gin by means of an initial questionnaire. Further into the process, botanicals were sent out, various distillates were made, sent out and the background behind each individual step was explained in accompanying video calls with our distillers. Each participant was then able to create their own gin from the individual distillates. In turn, four blends were made from the recipes sent in, from which the bartenders chose their favourite. The result was a round, harmonious dry gin in organic quality, which is ideal for mixing, but also for classic gin & tonics.
All information about the development process and the participants of THE DUKE Bartender Edition can be found on our blog THE DUKE Tales.