The ‘three-Martini lunch’, coined and celebrated by the office executives of the 1950s was described by US President Gerald Ford as “the epitome of American efficiency”. Gin was decidedly still the spirit of choice and discerning drinkers were divided by their garnish preference of a green olive, pickled onion or twist of lemon peel. What better way to showcase an excellent antique edition of Gordon’s London Dry than in this timeless classic?
About 1950s Gordon’s
Whilst the botanical recipe of Gordon’s remains unchanged since the late 1700s, the provenance of the ingredients being used and the original copper stills have changed dramatically over the years, lending the 1950s Martini a remarkable minerality and clarity of flavour not found in even the best modern gins.