Cuckoo’s Nest Gin
According to legend, it all started back in 1870, when Pierre Bascotti was bored with the taste of traditional gin. Respecting the strict rules of distillation of London Dry gin, master Pierre added coriander and perfectly balanced it with juniper, creating a new aroma of traditional gin. The results were great and this gin with a specific coriander aroma quickly won the market.
Jealous competition forged a secret plan to ruin this unique-tasting gin, so according to legend, during the distillation, someone secretly added a certain amount of raspberries, in order to destroy the taste and colour of the traditional London Dry gin.
But that did not stop the top master Pierre, who with his magic managed to create a perfect balance of fruit aroma and juniper and produce a great gin with raspberry flavour and practically opened the way to new flavours and aromas of traditional gin. Hence the name “Cuckoo’s Nest” because the whole story reminded him of laying a cuckoo’s egg… nevertheless situation in a distillery occasionally reminds of a cuckoo’s nest.
CLIENT: BASCOTTIS DISTILLERY, UNITED KINGDOM