Il Dottore Gin is inspired by stories of 17th Century Venice. One particular source of inspiration is the doctors who were making ‘gin’ in the 1300s – Italian doctors believed the juniper berry to have medicinal powers, so they would create tonics infused with it for their patients. This small batch Italian gin comes from The Francoli family who began distilling in 1875 and then founded their distillery in Piemonte in 1951. Originally a grappa producer, the company now makes liqueurs, wines and gin. Il Dottore translates as ‘The Doctor’.
The combination of botanicals including Juniper berries, Coriander seeds, Elderflowers, Sage flowers, Angelica roots, Cardamom seeds, Nutmeg, Scots Pine buds and Lemon peel has resulted in a wonderful Gin that can be enjoyed on its own or within delicious cocktails.
Our Favourite Il Dottore Cocktail: ‘Clover Club’ by Eight Members’ Club – 40ml Il Dottore Gin, fresh lemon juice, raspberry syrup and Angostura bitters; balanced and complex with a fruity blast of raspberries.