Jawbox Gin is set to unveil the world’s largest bottle of gin as the hospitality industry reopens for business.
At 32 Litres and standing at 73cm tall, the ‘Jawbox Giant’s Edition’ bottle is a huge version of the brand’s Export Strength gin with an ABV of 47%. It holds almost 46 standard bottles of gin.
The name and inspiration comes from Jonathan Swift’s well-known tale, Gulliver's Travels, in which the writer was said to have been inspired by the sight of the Belfast Hills, which he felt resembled a sleeping giant safeguarding the city. The same hills where Black Mountain heather is gathered to make Jawbox Gin.
The one-of-a-kind bottle will be showcased in the cocktail bar of luxury 5 star hotel The Grand Central in Belfast, the city that is the home of Jawbox Gin.
A delectable G & Tea has been created at the hotel to celebrate the occasion with a selection of delicate sandwiches, scones and sweet treats inspired by the botanicals and flavours of Jawbox Gin. Guests can also sit back, relax and take in the stunning views overlooking the Belfast Hills and beyond whilst enjoying the new Jonathan’s Twist Cocktail, served using the gin from this giant bottle.
The initiative is supported by Tourism Northern Ireland and their ‘Embrace a Giant Spirit’ campaign which has been a focal point for the activity.
Founder of Jawbox Small Batch Gin, Gerry White said: “We are thrilled to launch the Jawbox Giant’s Edition. Our brand is inspired by the magnificent industrial era when ordinary men and women put Belfast on the map for hard graft and craft. Jawbox Export Strength is a modern expression of this uncompromising character, a character that will once again bring the hospitality industry back to the giant it was pre-lockdown.
The higher strength liquid is a more intense expression of Jawbox Small Batch Gin and is perfect for cocktails. We really wanted to create some theatre around the bottle and this huge edition with a sleek matt black finish and gold foil accented label certainly does that.”
The Jawbox Giant’s Edition will be on display from this month at the Observatory Bar in The Grand Central hotel, Belfast.
For more information on Jawbox Spirits Co Ltd please visit jawboxgin.com or @jawboxgin on social.
To explore the Grand Central Hotel visit grandcentralhotelbelfast.com.
About Jawbox Small Batch Gin
Jawbox is an award-winning gin having received numerous accolades including ‘Best Gin in the UK’ and recently gold and silver medals at the London Spirits Competition 2021.
The Jawbox Distillery is located on a 300-acre 16th-century estate where the grain for the spirit is grown and harvested. Jawbox Small Batch Gin is triple-distilled very slowly in traditional copper pot stills and in small batches using a unique combination of 11 carefully selected botanicals, eight of the eleven botanicals are ‘steep and boil’. The final three botanicals are put through the vapour extraction method to preserve their delicate flavour and aroma. On the nose, Jawbox is an impressive experience of bold juniper and pine, balanced with a gentle touch of sweet coriander and clean citrus. More complex on the palate, citrus and juniper develop into peppery, earthy Angelica root, finishing with citrus and lingering juniper and pine. Jawbox Export Strength is a Classic London Dry Gin – 47% alc/vol.
The preferred Jawbox serve calls on a Belfast-invented accompaniment, ginger ale. To enjoy the Perfect Swerve, pour 35ml Jawbox into an ice-filled glass, topping up with premium Ginger Ale and garnishing with a wedge of lime.