To be perfectly honest with you, this is the kind of gin you reach for when there's a heatwave outside. Dry as a bone, with a bite of citrusy bitterness, The King of Soho is a wholly refreshing gin. It's not a fruity gin in the sweet sense, but come summer its grapefruit notes lend it a refreshing capability that works very well with a glass of tonic. Created by Howard Raymond and Alex Robson, this London-distilled gin is all dry edge and refinement. Launched as a tribute to Howard's late father and property mogul Paul Raymond, The King of Soho has cheekily assumed his nickname as its monicker.
In case you hadn't noticed the gin resurgence, and the down right obsession with this liquor lately, craft gins are appearing all over London and beyond. The great thing about this, is the different characteristics you get to discover with all these small-batch gins popping up. The King of Soho is a refreshingly different gin, and that's just why I like it: defiantly dry, and bold with a tart hint of grapefruit it's firmly stamped its own flavour on the map. It might not be to everyone's taste - especially for those who aren't fans of the odd bitter note, but it's definitely unique. And on a scorching hot day, particularly thirst-quenching.
The King of Soho is priced at £11.95 (20cl bottle) and £34.95 (70cl bottle). Follow The King of Soho on Twitter at: @TheKingofSoho. For more information, visit: www.kingofsohodrinks.com
**Written by:** Helenka Bednar