From Portobello's Local Heroes collection is an occasional release of very limited edition gins created in collaboration with some of our own personal heroes and people whom we feel best embody the spirit of Portobello Road. This third installment in this collection is with none other than the legendary Mark Knopfler, frontman of the Dire Straits and one of the world’s best guitarists.
Mark Knopfler is a passionate gin fan and former Notting Hill local – worked with Portobello Road Gin’s co-founder, Jake F. Burger to create Local Heroes No.3, which is a bold gin that combines Portobello Road Gin’s nine signature botanicals with lime zest, fresh cucumber peel and olive oil. The unique combination of botanicals results in a robustly ginny profile with strong spice flavour and heat which are quickly tempered by the coolness of cucumber. It has a soft, full, creamy mouth feel.
Each of the limited edition, have had artisan bottles made which will be distilled on Portobello Road in their 400L copper alembic still ‘King Henry, then bottled and labelled by hand. The bottle’s decorative label design, which was designed by creative agency Analogue alongside Mark, is inspired by the Dire Straits frontman’s passion for guitars. On the inside label of each bottle there is an image of Mark’s famous 1937 14-fret National Style “O” Resonator. There is also a nod to the days when Mark would sport a headband for his live performances, so each bottle come with its own miniature version in red.