Gin Sorte: Dry Gin
Haupt Geschmack: Pink Grapefruit
Attention to Detail
Attention to detail is the key to crafting fine spirits. Every one of our batches has a unique character but they must all maintain a very high consistent standard. The ingredients are measured out to the milligram; a few grains of cumin too many in a batch of Gutsy Monkey and it will taste like a cold curry!
We embrace traditional methods but marry them to modern technology. For instance our copper pot stills are sealed with a rye flour paste while our record keeping is cloud-based. Our co-founder Kate designed and built Bindy Bubblepop, our newest dragon still capitalising on her postgraduate thermodynamics skills. Kate said: "I looked at the vapour flow characteristics inside those big elaborate copper stills and developed a more efficient and controllable way of obtaining silky smooth spirit."
The end result is as important as the craftsmanship needed to get there. Our quality control is dependent on the refined palate of our distillers. It takes around three months of dedicated tasting to train the palate of a new distiller. It's important to know when to make the cuts during a distillation run and this can only be done by taste. When a batch is complete the distillers conduct a complete organoleptic assessment. This means assessing the appearance, nose, sensation, taste, flavour and finish, along with a subjective opinion. This is then repeated with tonic. A batch is only released if it meets our high standards.
Every bottle get's the care and attention it deserves. From the preparation of ingredients to the slow gentle distillation. Every bottle is filled and labelled by hand in our heritage 170 year old barn.
We believe that creating fabulous spirits is an art. Art underlines everything we do and we’re proud to work with several talented artists. We were the first to hold in-store live bottle painting at Fortnum and Mason; customers can buy personalised commissioned bottles in store. We have held interactive installations at the Royal Academy summer parties including an absinthe dream interpretation experience at their Surrealist Extravaganza and a multi-sensory live painting experience.
Collaboration & Community
Sourcing ingredients locally isn't always possible when they're as exotic as South American tonka beans, Jamaican allspice, Iranian orange flowers or green cardamom from Guatamala. However we do love collaborating with like-minded businesses and charities closer to home. Our local quince growers, artisan chocolatiers, candle makers, florists and garnish dehydrators are all within a few miles of the distillery. We also love developing bespoke spirits for people who share our love of fine flavours, including The Dukes Head Tadworth, Lingfield Park Racecourse, Fortnum and Mason and Painshill Park. We support local charities where we can by giving talks and events, bottles for prizes and tasting tickets for auctions.
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