Gin Menu - The Blue Bell at Cocking, West Sussex

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Gin Menu - The Blue Bell at Cocking, West Sussex

If gin’s your thing then you’ll be glad to hear that our Gin Menu is full of great, grand and gin-credible choices — check out our menu for details.

Our ever growing gin menu has been selected from our favourite distillers based all over the UK, including local distillers. However make sure to come and visit us to see our list of ever changing gins.

Chilgrove Signature Edition Gin - The Blue Bell at Cocking

Chilgrove Signature Edition Gin

The Gin Guide says…
Chilgrove Gin really does bring something different to the British gin market, and not through a signature botanical or striking branding that many modern gins cling to. It is a full, smooth and well-balanced gin with a unique complexity, yet it has a refreshingly simple ethos and approach. The 11 botanicals used are traditional and they marry with the grape base spirit beautifully to produce a floral and fruity aroma, a full and fresh taste, and a finish of light, peppery spice – a wonderful gin. – Paul Jackson, 2016

Garnish / Perfect Serve: Orange zest or mint
Serving Suggestions: Gin & Tonic

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Hendrick's Gin

The Gin Guide Review
Whether it’s the apothecary-style bottle or the sight of a gin and tonic garnished with a slice of cucumber, Hendrick’s is a distinctive and recognisable gin that has opened many people’s eyes to less traditional gins. Hendrick’s gin’s true calling is a G&T with a slice of cucumber or lime, or with soda water and a touch of elderflower (or a premium elderflower tonic). – Paul Jackson, 2016

Garnish / Perfect Serve: Cucumber or Lime
Serving Suggestions: G&T

Silent Pool Gin - The Blue Bell at Cocking

Silent Pool Gin

The Gin Guide Review
Silent Pool Gin is refreshingly different, from the approach at the distillery through to the resulting gin and even the bottle. Every element of the distillery, distillation process, brand and future planning is thought out with such great care, skill and passion. The outcome is that even with exponential growth, Silent Pool Gin has been able to maintain and build upon its local roots, story, quality and ‘hand-made’ processes. The gin itself is beautiful and complex, with deep layers of floral chamomile and lavender, Kaffir lime leaf and citrus, sweet honey and elderflower, and earthy cubeb and cassia bark. Garnish with a twist of orange peel for an exceptional G&T. – Paul Jackson, 2016

Garnish / Perfect Serve: Orange Peel
Serving Suggestions: Gin & Tonic

Bathtub Gin - The Blue Bell at Cocking

Bathtub Gin

The Gin Guide Review
Bathtub Gin is creamy and warming, with spices such as cloves and and cinnamon being well-balanced with bold juniper and citrus from the orange peel. The cold compound production process is used to exceptional effect through the use of high quality botanicals. The brown paper, string and wax finish to the bottle work cleverly in tandem with the ‘homemade’ connotations of the ‘bathtub’ name and production style. Ideal for a winter gin and tonic (garnish with orange peel or cinnamon) or with ginger ale. – Paul Jackson, 2016

Copperfield Gin - The Blue Bell at Cocking

Copperfield London Dry Gin

The Gin Guide

In line with gins of the 18th century just 10 carefully selected botanicals are used (juniper, angelica, orris root, liquorice, cubeb berries, lemon peel, elderflower, caraway, cardamom and coriander).

Juniper rich, lightly floral with woody spice Copperfield London Dry Gin is round and smooth with good complexity and length.

It has been developed Copperfield as a ‘sipping gin’ that can be enjoyed unmixed over ice but which also marries well with selected premium tonics. A special thistle shaped glass has been selected to enhance the olfactory experience. It is based on a vintage design.

Copperfield lends itself wonderfully to classic martinis as the gin’s delicate floral notes blend well with aromatic vermouths. The ‘perfect serve’ (the best possible way of lengthening the drink, simply and consistently, whether in a bar or at home)

Serving Suggestions: Serve with ice, a fresh spiral of lemon peel, a single mint leaf and Fever Tree Refreshingly Light tonic.

Bombay Sapphire Gin - The Blue Bell at Cocking

Bombay Sapphire Gin

The Gin Guide says…
Bombay Sapphire gin is one of the most recognised and popular gins available. It mixes well and has a has a good level of complexity for the price point. Bombay Sapphire is also comparatively subtle when it comes to being driven by juniper, with the other botanicals also coming to the forefront. It’s a trustworthy gin with an iconic bottle, and it certainly deserves its place in back bars across the world. – Paul Jackson, 2015

Garnish / Perfect Serve: Lime
Serving Suggestions: G&T or Martini

Whitley Neil - Rhubarb & Ginger Gin - The Blue Bell at Cocking

Whitley Neil Rhubarb & Ginger Gin

The Gin Geek says…

The Gin

Whitley Neill Rhubarb and Ginger Gin is a blend of Whitley Neill’s rather splendid original premium gin with is then further infused with rhubarb and ginger. This is a sweet and fruity Gin with citrus tones and a welcoming hint of spice. An excellent summer drink.

Tasting Notes

With the already pleasing lineup of botanicals within the original gin, the sour tart of the rhubarb and the after-shock spice of the ginger really work well together to make this not just a premium gin with two additions, but rather a whole new tasting experience.

Best Served

Whitley Neill Rhubarb and Ginger Gin is best served premium Indian tonic water (or Ginger Ale), ice, and garnished with a slice of both lemon peel and orange peel.

Whitley Neill Raspberry Gin - The Blue Bell at Cocking

Whitley Neill Raspberry Gin

TASTING NOTES
An initial and distinct juniper, coriander and liquorice flavour that gives way to a bright, fresh vibrant taste of Scottish raspberries. A perfectly balanced Gin with a delicate, fruity taste and a lasting citrus, raspberry flavour.

Luscious raspberries found in Scotland are balanced with juniper notes and has a delicate sweetness which rounds this deliciously Raspberry Gin. This incredibly versatile Gin can be deliciously paired with tonic as well as being the perfect component to contemporary cocktails for every season and occasion.

BOTANICALS
Juniper Coriander Seed Cassia Bark Orris Root Angelica Root Liquorice Sweet Orange Lemon Raspberry