Following distillation, most London dry gins are blended with British spring waters. Miller’s, however, is transported by ship to Iceland where it is blended with glacial lava filtered waters, supposedly the purest in the world. In the small village of Borganes on Iceland’s remote west coast, a final ‘mystery’ ingredient, unknown even to the master distiller, is also added. Martin Miller’s Gin,’ Westbourne Strength’, was recently awarded ‘Spirit of the Year 2003’ by the Chicago Beverage Testing Institute (BTI), the world’s largest and most powerful drinks testing institute.
Martin Miller’s gin is distilled in pot stills and shipped to Iceland, where it is mixed with Icelandic spring water. It is flavoured with Tuscan juniper, cassia bark, angelica, Florentine orris, coriander, Seville citrus peel, nutmeg, cinnamon and liquorice root.