Drawing on influences from the cuisine of the Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, Tarsier Gin was inspired by a backpacking trip across Southeast Asia. Over the course of two years, the citrus-forward gin was developed and hand-crafted in a 1-litre copper alembic pot still in a Manchester kitchen. The final recipe that was settled upon features a total of seven traditional gin botanicals, plus the addition of the exotic calamansi, Kampot pepper, Thai sweet basil and galangal.
The gin is named after the Philippine tarsier, one of the world’s smallest primates and, appropriately, one features as the wide-eyed mascot on the bottle’s label. The brand believes the native of the Philippines is the perfect representative as the primate’s appearance, characterised by its small stature and big eyes, reflects the way the brand wants itself to be seen: as a small batch gin with big flavour and personality.
If you’re wondering what would be the best way to drink this juniper-based celebration of Southeast Asia, you couldn’t go wrong with a classic G&T with added lime and ginger…
Try with a green Thai curry or sashimi