Temperance by Portobello Road
Bottled at 4.2% ABV, Temperance by Portobello Road has been crafted especially for gin-fans who are looking to moderate their intake of alcohol yet don’t want to compromise on flavour.
A serve made with 50ml of Temperance mixed with 200ml tonic water holds just 0.8% ABV, while a classic ‘equal parts Negroni’ made with Temperance instead of Portobello Road London Dry will be almost 50% lower in alcohol and contain just 1.1 units.
Temperance, which means moderation, was created by Portobello Road Gin’s award-winning co-founder, Jake F. Burger and has been distilled using the same nine time-honoured botanicals that comprise Portobello Road Gin’s signature London Dry and Navy Strength. Jake developed bespoke techniques and added additional ingredients, such as naturally high mineral content water, botanical hydrosols and one or two secret ingredients to ensure the spirit harbours the intensity of flavour, texture and depth demanded by the modern drinker.
The resulting flavour profile is instantly weighty, with viscosity and a pleasant acidic sharpness. In the mouth the citrus, floral, and particularly the winter spice notes are more pronounced than the nose would suggest, theneventually give way to juniper and pepper.
Temperance can be used as an alternative to gin or vodka in a variety of mixed drinks and it is recommended with a premium tonic water and twist of pink grapefruit. The depth and bold flavours of Temperance also make it a great spirit for creating lower-abv cocktails, including Negronis and Tom Collins’.