Capreolus Distillery Garden Swift Dry Gin 500ml
Winner of the hugely prestigious The Whisky Exchange Spirit of the Year 2017 Capreolus Distillery Garden Swift Gin has blood orange, flowers, spice, berries, pine, drying resins and sweetness that fill the mouth. Rich and unbelievably complex, it transcends expectations of a gin.
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Distiller, Barney Wilczak, has created a gin of truly exceptional character. Capreolus Distillery Garden Swift Gin (formerly known as Garden Tiger) is no classic styled gin! Using the years of experience in teasing the aroma from myriad fruits, flowers and spices, the distillery holds the recognition of the diversity that nature can provide, a gin with seamless complexity was created. To a distiller who has previously focused on a complete isolation of the perfection of each fruit, a recipe came as a vast palate of colour and shade. To showcase our botanicals on a clean platform Capreolus chose a spirit made from British wheat, soft and neutral. A vast store of seeds, spices, flowers, herbs, roots and fruits, were grown, traded and collected. Hundreds of individual distillations and blends were made. Tests isolated which plants perfumes were liberated in the best manner, either soaked within the liquid of our still or placed in the path of the rising vapour. The majority of ingredients were discounted leaving a selection of 34, from resonant earth notes through sweet, sour, spice and high floral. Capreolus hold the recipe as a secret but individual examples include fresh Sicilian blood orange zest cut on site (never dried, the floral nature is completely lost, and without a trace of bitter pith), and flowers from the British native small leaved lime tree, Tillia cordata (an aroma of interlaced flowers and honey). The sheer quantity of botanicals in the completed recipe fills their still, appropriate as the still house is a converted lean to greenhouse. These are either macerated directly for 40 hours or suspended above for a gentle liberation of aroma through the rising steam. This only allows a limited number of bottles per batch, nothing added but local water. They never chill filter their spirits, flavour is more important than appearance, and the clouds of essential oils that appear on cooling or dilution are a signifier of the depth of flavour within. To create such a wonderful product is a costly pursuit without compromise. Reflecting this their gin and Eaux de Vie are hand bottled and finished with traditionally printed letterpress labels. Luxurious and incredibly complex, this is a drink to be savoured neat as much as in cocktails.
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