„AN ADVENTURE, AT LAST: SOMETHING COMING UNEXPECTEDLY AND MOVING TOWARDS AN UNFORESEEN CONCLUSION.”
ANTAL SZERB: JOURNEY BY MOONLIGHT
How could the story of Millicent Ingram, the charming, easy-going young American woman whose path crossed that of Mihály in Antal Szerb’s novel set in the town of Foligno, continue? On arriving home from her European adventure this true social butterfly, a venturesome spirited lady retains only as many exotic experiences from her wandering years as befit her naïve charm as she can whilst keeping “her American innocence of spirit”. Given her personality, in order to chase away the boredom of a comfortable life, she will definitely set up a club that evokes her spirit of adventure and the atmosphere of the secret, hidden speakeasy joints of the time of alcohol ban.
We have spirited the Mrs Millicent gin away from this imaginary setting. Refined, quality, even her provocativeness remains within the boundaries of her own style of emancipated elegance. She already starts teasing us on the label, and, although it would be unseemly to interrogate her about her adventurous past and present, her magic effortlessly sweeps us along. Inspired by the Hungarian writer’s love story, this worldly, cosmopolitan design is influenced by art deco.
Mrs Millicent is a new wave gin with juniper mixed with numerous herbs and spices: cardamom, orange, bergamot and a couple of secret fragrances and flavours for you to discover. Fresh unique character in which, despite its complexity, the ingredients retain balance and complement each other. Its botanical, citrusy character mean it can stand alone, but it can also be an exciting element in cocktails. Naturally it dances in the classic gin and tonic, but it is worth making sure the tonic is not too dominant. Let the gin lead!