Ed Gibson

Head Distiller

I joined Bond Street with a simple mission ‘Build, experiment and be part of a Vision’. For me it’s being part of a team at the start of a story working with dynamic and passionate people who also want to create the truly marvellous and even sometimes the bizarre! I previously worked for two years at Burleigh’s Gin working alongside Master Distiller Jamie Baxter, not only was I distilling, launching products that I had designed but I helped develop the gin schools, the events and even had the occasional appearance on TV and Radio. My Dad taught me to make a gin & tonic when I was nine, he wouldn’t let me taste it but he showed me there was an artistry to a gin & tonic and I think that ideal has followed me through my bar work at university and on to collating an eighty strong gin menu. Being a distiller is a joy; following an idea from conception to that first pour and seeing the reaction of the drinker is still a wonder to me. 

If I was drink, I’d be an ‘Old Fashioned’: simple in concept yet comes with many different facets beneath the surface waiting to be unleashed.

Ed’s Old Fashioned

My old fashioned recipe is a traditional whiskey cocktail with bitters, soda water and a simple orange garnish.

Ingredients

  • 60ml of Scotch whiskey
  • 2 tsp of Sugar syrup or one tsp of granulated sugar
  • 1-2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • Ice cubes
  • Splash of soda water
  • Orange and cherry to serve

Method

  1. Put the sugar & bitters in a small tumbler. 
  2. Mix until the sugar dissolves if using granulated sugar. 
  3. Fill your glass with ice and stir in the whisky. 
  4. Add a splash of soda water if you like and mix. 
  5. Garnish with the orange and cherry.

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