Hello. My Name is
Alex Kammerling and
I am a perfectionist
Mr. Kamm’s is a modern interpretation of a classic London Dry Gin using a colourful blend of 45 ingredients which enhance the flavours of traditional gin botanicals – fresh citrus yellows, herbaceous greens, sweet spiced ambers and fruity crimsons.
Can flavour be colourful? If you are a synesthete, you might associate certain words with colours, or be able to taste music. For me, smell and flavour has colour and form which has allowed me to create a complex, ‘colourful’ recipe.
It has taken me over 2 years and over 180 trial distillations to find the perfect balance of ingredients that I was happy to put my name to.
The ingredients are very similar to my British Aperitif - Kamm & Sons, but with a few differences. Botanicals include ginseng, fresh grapefruit, lemon and orange peels, apricot kernel, hibiscus, rosehip, blue butterfly pea and citra hops.
Mr. Kamm’s is made in a very small hand-beaten copper still in the traditional ‘one-shot’ method, meaning that instead of making a concentrated gin and blending that with more spirit, we use all of the spirit from the still. This makes it considerably more expensive to produce but the resulting gin has a deeper, more rounded flavour and softer mouthfeel.
Although invented at the bottom of my garden in Finsbury Park, London, the distillation is now done by Mum & Dad at the bottom of their garden in Surrey. We have a small still called Corinne and at full capacity she makes just 80 bottles per day.
Mr. Kamm’s is a barley-based gin. It is more expensive than wheat-based spirit, but the texture is sweeter and more creamy on the palate.
The flavour of Mr. Kamm’s is complex but well-balanced - the piney, woody flavour of juniper is augmented by ginseng and a colourful blend of barks, seeds, nuts, citrus, berries, herbs, spices, fruits, grasses, roots, leaves and flowers (these are represented by each coloured section on the label).
Due to the complex botanical mix, Mr. Kamm’s goes particularly well with other botanical recipes (such as Campari, Fernet Branca, Chartreuse, Vermouths and Amaros) making it a perfect partner for premium classic cocktails.