Bobby's Schiedam Dry Gin is a bold and unique gin, with spicy, citrus and light floral notes. It was the founders grandfather, Bobby Alfons, who unwittingly created this recipe of Dutch Courage and Indonesian Spirit. Using the historic recipe as a starting point, this evolved into the final botanical line up that combines traditional Indonesian ingredients and spices, alongside the typical gin ingredients. Botanicals including juniper, coriander seed, fennel and rosehips are used to make Bobby's 'Schiedam Dry Gin' and create a balance between East and West. The 'Eastern' part of the botanical line up are cloves, lemongrass, cubeb pepper and cinnamon. It took two years of trials, conversations and testing before a final method and final gin were settled on. The patience required was definitely worth the wait. Interestingly, the team use a fractional distillation technique to produce the spirit, distilling the botanicals separately in either 600 litre or 3000 litre copper pot stills to achieve the required flavours. They then carefully blend together each distillate and bottle Bobby's Gin at 42% ABV.