Motoring star James May (aka Captain Slow), once presenter of the BBC television show, Top Gear, and now co-host of Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour with Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson, has now turned his hand to distilling craft gin with the brand James Gin.
“My gin really is Asian Parsnip. This is not mere marketing guff. Take a sip and you will genuinely experience notes of nutty, sweet parsnip, redolent of the damp soil of the English countryside, and that sparkle of spices that will have thrilled anyone who has travelled in India or South-East Asia, or had a takeaway."
It was inspired by both his love of Britain and his love of travelling. As the gin’s name suggests, it mixes spices usually found in Asian cuisine and most British vegetables, the parsnip, along with the quintessential gin ingredient: juniper, of course.
It has authentic parsnip notes that are nutty and sweet, with unique earthy tones. They are complemented by spice flavours from India and Southeast Asia and that rich juniper base that is so important to all gins. It is really unique and utterly delicious!