Gin is undoubtedly the spirit of the year and with it’s top season being summer, it’s perfect timing for the London’s Chesterfield Mayfair www.chesterfieldmayfair.com  to debut its gin and tonic tasting menu.

Gin and tonic is a quintessential English beverage that is often viewed as almost unchanged since the days of the Raj. However, craft distilleries throughout London are breathing new life into an old favorite by producing premium products that beg to be savored and paired with a twist. The Chesterfield Mayfair has crafted four intriguing gin-and-tonic tasting flights to create the perfect G&T while taking gin enthusiasts and novices on a flavorful journey of natural botanicals and delicate aromas.

Chesterfield Mayfair TerraceBar

The Chesterfield’s Gin and Tonic Experience offers four different tasting menus. With each, a bespoke tray is presented containing three gins with attributes ranging from floral to citrus to spicy to smooth. Twelve of the most common natural botanicals are featured alongside the gins, for guests to see, smell and touch. Mixologists will prepare the pure gin in a balloon glass so guests can taste the distiller’s blend before adding a mix of garnishes to enhance the flavor. Tonic water provides the finishing touch. Alternatively, a menu of 21 specialty selected gin and tonic pairings is also available in The Terrace Bar.

Each of the $23 – 29 tasting menus include three of the following flavor profiles: savory, citrus, sweet, floral, spiced, and dry. Premium pours include four of Pursuitist’s favorites:  No 3 London Gin with Fentimans tonic, edible flowers and grapefruit, Portobello Road with Schweppes tonic and hibiscus, classic Beefeater and Fever Tree tonic with cardamom, and Germany’s fine Monkey 47 served with 1724 tonic with juniper berries.

Chesterfield Mayfair gin