Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Local Heroes No. 3 Gin

March 1, 2022

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Mark’s very own gin – created in partnership with @portobelloroaddistillery as part of their Local Heroes Limited Edition range – is back on the virtual shelves. 
Portobello Road Gin’s Local Heroes is their limited edition series which sees interesting and evocative expressions created in partnership with a ‘local hero’ that encapsulates the spirit of their little pocket of West London. Who else to perfectly embody the bohemian nature of the area than passionate gin fan, former Notting Hill local and a man indelibly linked to the phrase Local Hero, than Mark. 
The recipe was developed alongside Portobello’s Master Distillery @jakefburger and the resulting liquid is a bold gin that combines Portobello Road Gin’s nine signature botanicals with lime zest, fresh cucumber peel and olive oil. This unique combination of botanicals results in a robust gin profile with strong spice flavour and heat, which is quickly tempered by the coolness of cucumber.
The bottle’s label features an image of his famous 1937 14-fret National Style ‘O’ Resonator, as well as a nod to the days when Mark would sport a headband for his live performances; each bottle comes with its own miniature version in red.
You can get your hands on a bottle from Portobello Road Distillery & @distilleryldn’s website (UK ONLY): HERE