IWSC 2020 Gold Award Winner
Silent Pool Gin
Inspiration for this award-winning gin was drawn from the Silent Pool and the surrounding natural beauty. Their unique four-stage process allowed them to precisely control the quality and flavour of their gins. A portion of their botanicals, including Bosnian Juniper berries, liquorice root, cassia bark, orris, and bergamot are bruised and macerated in base spirit before being transferred to the still. These give depth and mouthfeel, the rich and heavier flavours.
Then they have the gin basket infusion, which hangs in the neck of their Holstein still. Fresh orange and lime peel, dried pears, Macedonian Juniper and Polish Angelica, to name but a few, lift the spirit with bright aromatics and rich citrus notes.
The more delicate botanicals such as rose petals, kaffir lime leaves, linden and elderflower are separately macerated in a process that they have called the ‘Gin Tea Infusion’, stripping the oils and aromatic compounds from the vegetal matter. This is strained and added to the pot, which lend the gin its ethereal high notes of perfumed lime and floral essence.
The distillation process is completed using a multi-chambered fractioning column, and through precise control over a series of plates and cooling pipes, they are able to perfectly balance the final spirit. The resulting spirit is bright and floral with endless depth and complexity, makes an award-winning G&T yet it is smooth enough to sip neat.