Made from scratch. No shortcuts. No mass produced Neutral Spirit. No Compromise.
No really, we’re not messing. From creating our own base spirit to bottling the gin, we do it all ourselves at our Cheltenham distillery.
Why I hear you ask? Well, to put it simply, we want the best product. If we’ve learnt anything over the past four years it’s; if you want something done properly, do it yourself. Experience has taught us that the easy option does not yield the best results, and it is for this reason that we do not cut corners at any stage of the distilling process.
Unlike many, we do not buy in a neutral spirit, but instead create a spectacularly high quality vodka from scratch – average just isn’t our thing! We start with pure cane sugar which produces a very clean base alcohol and it is from this that we are able to create our neutral spirit before turning it into our finished gin.
And there you have it – gin made from scratch. But that’s just the start of it. We’re known for our characteristically smooth taste and fragrant flavours, which is the result of preparing all of our fresh fruits and botanicals by hand. For each batch of gin, we meticulously weigh out and prepare all of our ingredients (10 to be precise) and then add them to the still to vapour infuse the gin. We have sourced the finest, and freshest, ingredients (through lots of trial and error) so that are gin is authentic and not artificial! This is also true of our limited edition gins which are all made from fresh, and predominately local, produce which we peel, chop and steep on site (trust us, there are a lot of clementines to peel and apples to chop!). Admittedly, we did initially experiment with flavours that could be simply added at a squeeze of a bottle, and this is how we learnt that the easy option does not produce the best results!
And then to bottling. We fill each bottle by hand using a specially designed bottling line within our distillery. This means that we can keep a close eye on the quality of the gin, whilst also making sure that each bottle is filled and sealed correctly. Our original gin bottles use real gold and a lead based ink which is fired onto them at 800 degress to give them that glossy finish, whereas our limited edition bottles and miniatures are labelled by hand at the distillery. Check out the clip below, ‘A day in the life of one of our miniatures’, to see how they become part of the Gin Collection.
And there you have it. Gin that is made by hand, bottled in-house with no compromises. Whilst our gin is anything but old fashioned, our ethos for hard work (and a lot of elbow grease), has meant that we have been able to nurture our gin to the high and award-winning standard that it is today.
If you are interested in learning more about our processes, why not come behind the scenes and join us on one of our distillery tours. For the latest dates and availability, click on the ‘Distillery Tours’ tab above.