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Adnams First Rate Gin
From Adnams plc
Adnams from grain to glass, The Adnams First Rate gin is distilled from three locally-grown grains: barley, wheat and oats. Adnams Master brewer, Fergus Fitzgerald, makes a beer ‘wash’ from these grains which is fermented to around 6% abv without the addition of hops.
Then head distiller, John McCarthy takes this beer and puts it through a ‘beer stripping’ column which removes all the alcohols to create a ‘low wine’ (around 80 – 85% abv). The ‘low wines’ are subsequently distilled in rectification columns to create a clean, pure spirit. Only the very purest portion of the spirit is drawn off; the finest cut.
The spirit is then returned to the copper pot still to be redistilled and infused with thirteen carefully chosen botanicals.
Gin-Note.com™ flavour guidance
Bold and Herbal
Aromatic herbs and warming spices combine with the tart fruit of juniper and fresh hints of citrus peel. It’s big, bold and complex.
Ideal mixer: Classic tonic
Recommended garnish: A lemon peel twist and sprig of fresh thyme
Ideal serve: Fever Tree Indian Tonic water and garnish with a lemon peel twist and sprig of fresh thyme
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|Nose:||Citrus peel, juniper, herbal notes|
|Palate:||Fresh citrus flavours, green herbal notes and warm spice|
|Finish:||Thyme, liquorice root, fennel, warming spice|
|Serve:||Fever Tree Indian Tonic water and garnish with a lemon peel twist and sprig of fresh thyme|