The Chameleon. Sylvius Gin, made with an excruciating eye for detail, adapts to your chosen drink revealing all kinds of new flavours. The only gin based on true genever tradition possessing a genuine link with Dr. Sylvius and Leiden, where gin and our distillery originated.
350 years ago it was Professor Sylvius who mastered his experiments with elixirs to cure all kinds of illnesses. Franciscus Dele Boë Sylvius wasn't the first person to distil juniper berries, however; he was the first one to register this distillate and coin it "Genevre". A mere 8 years later, Onder de Boompjes distillery opened in the same town; Leiden. And that's where the Docter and our distillery meet....
Made in the oldest independent distillery in The Netherlands, Sylvius London Dry Gin represents Onder de Boompjes' rich history of distilling high-quality spirits; starting with the production of Jenever in 1669. The experimenting spirit has always defined their brands in every arena from authentic craftsmanship to new ways of creating premium spirits.
Sylvius has more fresh botanicals (11 to be exact) and fruit than most other gins. It takes Boompjes 2 weeks to give its smoothness and create the balance between fruit and botanicals to make it the 50 shades of grey to your senses.
A very distinctive taste. Onder de Boompjes uses fresh citrus and herbs rather than dried botanicals as well as painstakingly peeling tons of oranges themselves to ensure maximum freshness. Upon tasting, Sylvius displays hints of anise, cinnamon on a sturdy basis of proper gin. Taste is neat with notes of citrus and lavender.
Sylvius tastes different with various dilutions of tonic (or in cocktails):
Taste it 1 on 1; the gin is much sweeter and cinnamon, anise and some spiciness dominate.
Taste it 1 on 4 with water: the gin now has the accent on orange and citrus.
- 45ml Sylvius Gin
- 45ml Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
- 20ml Dry Curacao
- 20ml Lime Juice
- 5ml Gomme Syrup
- Shake and pour over ice
- Top up the Collins glass with soda
- Garnish with lime