Our first exploration into the lighter, drier gin style


The House of Botanicals ABZ Dry Gin is our first exploration into the lighter, drier gin style that evolved from its predecessor, the botanical rich and lightly sweetened Old Tom Gin.

In our ongoing quest to be the world’s finest botanical spirit producer, and to extract optimum flavour from the botanicals we use, The House of Botanicals utilise an array of production techniques including traditional distillation, vacuum distillation, and compounding.

With this in mind our first dry gin is both distilled and compounded, starting with a traditional copper pot distillation of juniper berries, angelica root, orris root, coriander seed, cassia bark, almond, orange peel and lemon peel before a maceration of saffron threads, fennel seeds and a hint of strawberry. This secondary production stage preserves the delicate flavours the three botanicals contain whilst also adding a mouthfeel that would typically be lost with a distilled beverage. To finish, the gin is unsweetened and diluted to a bottling strength of 45% abv.

The colour scheme used across the label is intended to contrast the light colour the gin possesses, whilst the Coat of Arms branding is in homage to the Aberdeen and London City Coats of Arms; with the Black Panther additionally a reference to hip-hop which we listen to most days at the House of Botanicals.

We are proud to announce our ABZ Dry Gin is the house pour at the new OGV Taproom in Aberdeen.


  • Juniper Berries (Italy)
  • Angelica Root (China)
  • Orris Root (Hungary)
  • Coriander Seed (Spain)
  • Orange Peel (Spain)
  • Lemon Peel (Spain)
  • Cassia Bark (Indonesia)
  • Almond (USA)
  • Saffron (Morocco)
  • Fennel Seed (Italy)
  • Strawberries (Scotland)

Tasting NOTES

Colour: Perfectly clear. Light peach.

Nose: Piney juniper dominates with butterscotch, lemon and an underlying note of cracked black pepper.

Taste: A rich, textured mouthfeel with juniper and pine continuing to dominate alongside bright citrus, warm, sweet anise, and creamy strawberry, leading to a finish of cracked black pepper.

Finish: Long and fragrant, lightly sweet, with cracked pepper and spice.


Dry tonic water, Sicilian lemonade, or in cocktails such as the Dry Martini, Gimlet, Southside and Gin Fizz


IWSC 2022: Gold Medal [95/100points]
SRFDA 2022: Silver Medal


Fifty Fifty

  • 45ml / 1.5oz House of Botanicals ABZ Dry Gin
  • 45ml / 1.5oz Pietro Nicola Pescaro
  • 1 Dash Benedictine
  • 1 Dash Dr. Adam’s Spanish Bitters

Add all ingredients to mixing glass, fill with cubed ice and stir for 15-20 seconds. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass and garnish with a snap of fresh lemon zest.



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