Ros Nelmes, creator of Fordington Gin is passionate about her product and about her home in Dorset. The county is peppered with some of the most exceptional food and drink producers in the country, from its rolling green hills to its majestic Jurassic coastline.
Having ordered a G&T in a local bar Ros was very disappointed with what she was served; her drink arrived in a toothbrush style tumbler – fresh from the dishwasher, still hot and rapidly melting the single ice cube…a soggy bit of lemon from a dish of stale water, a shot of gin and a squirt of tonic from the bar hose. Ros knew that Gin deserved much better than this…and so the Fordington Gin journey began! A bad gin and tonic is not good enough...Ros has extensive knowledge of the world of gin and gives talks on the history and making of gin over the decades on a regular basis.
"The perfect Martini is made by filling a glass with Gin and waving it in the general direction of Italy" - Noel Coward