Thunderflower Distillery was launched in 2018 by Anicca & Dom from the coastal town of Teignmouth.
An old Devon legend says that the tiny white ‘thunder flowers’ that sometimes grow on the thatched cottage roofs and ancient Dartmoor landscape can ward off both lightning and witchcraft – both handy qualities for any gin.
The team run a custom-built 200 litre pot still, developing their own recipes and lovingly crafting their spirits every step of the way, from the design of the labels, foraging botanicals, and distilling & bottling and they number and sign each 70cl bottle they produce with pride.
Rather than steep and boil the botanicals they use vapour infusion to extract flavour, and their botanicals are placed in a chamber that lies in the path of the alcohol vapour preserving the delicate flavours, using ‘one-shot’ distillation means that apart from water for dilution, the resulting spirit isn’t altered beyond the vapour interacting with the botanicals.
They use pure, natural spring water drawn at source from deep under Dartmoor to dilute the gin to the perfect strength before bottling.