The mighty Jumbo and his Alice's Ruin
The Victorians were astounded by the elephant and even more by the mighty ‘Jumbo’, a celebrity animal superstar whose story is said to have inspired the movie Dumbo. A little known fact is Jumbo had an elephant soulmate called Alice and their tale, which started as Jumbo set foot in America, is one wonderful, yet tragic love at first sight story… This winter we raise a glass to the showbiz couple with Doctor Ink’s Curiosities beautiful serve ‘Alice’s Ruin’ served hot in a Victorian Vienna balance percolator. It’s a perfectly balanced heart-warming tipple with Elephant Gin, Citron, Apple, Wassail Syrup, Powderkeg Cutloose.
The tale of Jumbo was also featured in recent BBC Earth documentary with Sir David Attenborough!
Photo by Matt Austin Images.
500 ml bottle of award-winning Elephant London Dry Gin (45% ABV).
The gin’s nose yields a subtle juniper aroma with an undertone of mountain pine and other herbaceous notes. The taste is complex but strikingly smooth encompassing floral, fruity and spicy flavours which can be enjoyed both straight and in a cocktail.
Each bottle is custom-made, adorned with hand-written labels and embossed with a crest. Each batch is named after past great tuskers and elephants that Elephant Gin’s partner elephant conservation foundations currently help to protect.
Elephant Gin donates 15% of the bottle profits to elephant conservation charities.