Oriental Elixir Pandan Gin
This is the first release from Oriental Elixir — a collaboration between The Spiffy Dapper and Tanglin Gin Distillery. This gin was created by resting the Tanglin Orchid Gin in fresh Pandan Leaves.
The Pandan is full on the nose and gentle on the palate. It will work well in cocktails and in G&Ts.
It is a part of life in Southeast Asia - used to wrap food, as a natural flavouring, insect repellent, air freshener, and even as a token of love. Thais know it as Bai Toey Hom, Malaysians as Daun Pandan, and the Japanese as Takonoki. Even the Fragrant Screw Pine, as they are known by the western world, all offer the same benefit – its subtle, soothing aroma.
It is also a challenging ingredient as you can cross the line from soothing to unbearable very quickly. Conceived by Abhishek Cherian George, the correct ratio of Pandan to Gin was discovered and perfected over many batches by Johnny Rose. The final flavour balance was decided by George, Johnny and Vojta Bazant with a blind tasting of the gin by itself, with cocktails and with tonic.
The Perfect Gin & Tonic
We recommend a ratio of 1 part Pandan Gin to 2 parts Tonic Water. There is enough Pandan in the gin so we recommend that you use a fresh herb like mint and a slice of orange for garnish.
We have the option for you to buy a mix-pack of craft tonic waters with this gin so you can find your favourite pairing.
- Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
- Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic
- East Imperial Old World Tonic
- East Imperial Burma Tonic
- Nordic Spruce Tonic
- Nordic Rhubarb Tonic
These tonic waters have been chosen for the unique perspectives they can offer to the gin. They will be a great way for you to explore The Pandan Gin.
Pandan Gin Cocktails
You have the option to add on a cocktail kit. The kit includes ingredients to make 10 cocktails.
- 2 x Martini Style
- 2 x Negroni Style
- 6 x Sour Style
The ingredients will be Oriental Elixir style — weird but some kinda wonderful. You will get the ingredients along with the tools in a kit. We will also set a time to call you on Zoom to explain the ingredients and how to use them.
Bottle Size: 500ml
ABV: 42% ABV