The eccentric Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour, one of London’s quirkiest Gin palaces will unveil The Encyclopedia Gintonica, a magnificent menu for the most keen gin explorers, filled with more than 300 spirited fortifications hailing from all four corners of the globe.
The Encyclopedia Gintonica cleverly divides one of London’s largest gin collections into 10 categories including: London Dry, Old Tom, Light & Crisp, American, Floral and Aromatic, Fruity, Genever, Barrel Aged, Vintage and Gin Liqueurs. The collection also boasts 27 tonics and botanicals, whereby gin connoisseurs can sample more than nine million possible Gin & Tonic combinations. The immense anthology features a wide variety of gins from well-known international brands, small batch and local distillers, to rare vintage gins and even a selection of unique gin liqueurs to choose from, making it one of the most discerning gin menus to date.
For those wanting to go beyond a jolly gin-devour and fancy something a bit more theatrical, Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour will also introduce an exquisite new cocktail menu, A Tale of Tails, inspired by the golden pastime of theatre. The exceptional menu will take guests on a cocktail adventure, featuring a diverse range of tipples that will excite the senses including: A Dram-atic Entrance, made with Haig Club Scotch whisky, apple and tarragon syrup, Peychaud’s Bitters and orange bitters with absinthe rinse; The Classic Panto-rye-me, a heady blend of Bulleit Rye whiskey, kummel, saffron syrup, lemon juice, liquorice bitters and egg white; What a Load of Cobblers, an innovative wine cocktail made with Cointreau Noir, orgeat, orange, lemon and white wine with shaved Ice; and a crowd pleaser, The Trans-Siberian Express, a punchy drink made with Russian Standard vodka, raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice, lemon, topped with Moet et Chandon champagne, just to name a few.
For those still impartial to the tickling of junipers, the menu highlights all of the superb gin cocktails with an Old Tom Cat, the secret symbol for gin drinking establishments in Victorian times.
Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour has recently launched Saturday afternoon G & Tea, where guests can indulge in their love of gin by sampling a selection of more than 300 varieties before embarking on their afternoon tea sojourn. Guests will enjoy a selection of homemade and authentically Victorian sweet and savoury delicacies alongside a selection of refreshing gin tea.
Phileas looks forward to welcoming avid and budding gin connoisseurs into his exclusive Gin Parlour this summer!
Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour
1 New Row, London, WC2N 4EA