The HALF HITCH micro-distillery is situated in London's Camden Lock neighborhood, once the heart of London's renowned gin distilling district. The HALF HITCH name and instantly recognisable label reflects the type of rope knot - a round turn and two half hitches - used to moor up barges along Camden Lock during this effervescent time in Camden's history.
The intriguing combination of black tea, bergamot, wood, hay and pepper were chosen with Camden's rich history of trade in mind and to create a gin of distinction. Each ingredient is carefully selected from around the world for the finest quality at the peak of seasonality. Of particular note, the finest single estate Malawian black tea, is hand-blended with Calabrian bergamot, sourced from ancient citrus groves in Southern Italy, to create one of Britain's most iconic tea flavors - Earl Grey an exotic yet quintessentially British taste.
On the nose, you will discover lifting and aromatic notes of light citrus followed by spicy, fresh cracked pepper and juniper berry. On the palate note tones of sweet orange, nutmeg and rich black tea can be tasted before a long finish with lingering touches of cinnamon and fresh lemon zest. HALF HITCH's latest awards include: two Gold Medals (Drinks Business Gin Masters and SIP Awards) and three Silver Medals (San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2017, International Wine and Spirits Competition 2015, Silver Medal for Gin and Best Gin & Tonic 2015).