Nelson's Black Forest Gin next to Black Forest Gateau in front of Nelson's still, Victory.

Black Forest Gin

Made by distilling 27 freshly baked Black Forest Gateaux… correction made by distilling 27 secret botanicals, more formally known as Nelson’s London Dry No.7, and infusing with bitter cacao and tart cherry. The result is a sophisticated, smooth spirit rich in flavour and intrigue.

Exclusively produced for Craft Gin Club's 2023 Christmas Advent Calendar.

70CL | 40% ABV
Regular price£40.00
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Juniper berries on a wooden spoon.


Crisp and woody, characterised by its signature pine flavour.

Mix of black and red cherries.


Sweet and sour notes with a juicy aromatic depth.

Scooping cacao beans out of bag.


Rich, earthy profile with deep chocolatey undertones.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Caroline Larner

Black Forest Gateau is my all time favourite cake and when I saw this gin I immediately purchased it, not entirely believing it could deliver. How wrong I was!

This is an absolutely stunning gin which captures all the flavours of Black Forest Gateau but without being sweet or synthetic. Cacao hits you first, followed by a hint of cherry, a dash of vanilla, and then back to dark chocolate. It is pure wizardry and utterly delectable.

You could have a lot of fun with this gin in cocktails but it also makes a perfect dessert drink when you want a hit of dessert but are too full to eat another morsel. Drinking it neat over ice as a digestif is also a brilliant option.

My one word of advice is to not add too much tonic and use a premium Indian tonic like Fever Tree to compliment, not dominate. Either go with Nelson's 1:1 ratio or do what we did - 1 shot of gin to half a shot of tonic with a slice of lime. This will give you a flavour explosion and will ensure you don't wash away all those carefully crafted flavours and nuances.

I honestly can't recommend this gin highly enough - my friends loved it so much they are buying a bottle each too!

Gorgeous tasting Gin

What a stunning mix of botanicals very very clever mixology .got a small bottle in a gin advent calendar. Small bottle was just not enough so went to Nelsons website and bought a real bottle