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English Gin Explorer Subscription, 70cl - Digital Distiller
English Gin Explorer Subscription, 70cl - Digital Distiller
English Gin Explorer Subscription, 70cl - Digital Distiller
English Gin Explorer Subscription, 70cl - Digital Distiller
English Gin Explorer Subscription - Digital Distiller
English Gin Explorer Subscription - Digital Distiller
English Gin Explorer Subscription - Digital Distiller
English Gin Explorer Subscription - Digital Distiller
English Gin Explorer Subscription, 70cl - Digital Distiller
English Gin Explorer Subscription, 70cl - Digital Distiller
English Gin Explorer Subscription, 70cl - Digital Distiller
English Gin Explorer Subscription, 70cl - Digital Distiller
English Gin Explorer Subscription, 70cl - Digital Distiller
English Gin Explorer Subscription - Digital Distiller

English Gin Explorer Subscription, 70cl

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    As a rule of thumb, we don't include flavoured gins in our boxes as we are dedicated to providing gins that are quintessentially gin in their production and flavour. This being said, we do feature gins that use different fruits, herbs and nuts in their range of botanicals so that each month's delivery will give you a completely unique gin experience.

    Your first delivery will be dispatched on the next working day. Subsequent deliveries are billed on the 1st of the month and dispatched shortly afterwards.

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    Types of gin (non exhaustive!)

    London Dry

    Juniper-dominated, traditional gins made using the London Gin production technique, meaning all flavours must come from distillation, with only water and neutral spirit to be added after distillation.

    Examples: Gordons, Tanqueray, Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire

    Contemporary

    Sometimes also called New-Wave, New Western or New American Dry gins. Juniper is still discernible, but other flavours, e.g. citrus, spice, and floral notes are more forward.

    Examples: Hendricks, Aviation, Malfy

    Navy Gin

    Simply, any gin bottled with a minimum alcoholic strength of 57%. 'Navy strength' spirits supposedly wouldn’t disable gunpowder if it accidentally spilt onto it during rough seas.

    Old Tom Gin

    Reproduces a historical style of gin, usually either botanically intense, sugar-sweetened, or botanically sweetened.

    Examples: Ransom, Hayman

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    Barrel Aged Gin

    It is less common for gin to be aged in barrel but it is increasing in popularity. Normally it is only a matter of weeks or months as the barrel flavours can easily overpower the gin's more subtle notes.

    Flavoured Gin

    Flavoured with fruit or other botanicals, usually via infusion or maceration, these may also be sweetened. Can include flavoured versions of gins from other categories, e.g. Old Tom of Navy Gin.

    Base Spirit

    The base spirit is the foundation of any gin. Typically, gin is made with a neutral grain spirit, but we can use any distilled spirit, such as vodka or brandy.

    Our choice of base spirit will affect the flavour of our gin. Neutral grain spirits tend to produce a clean, crisp gin, while using brandy (i.e. a grape) base will add a fruity and spicy note.

    Distillation Method

    Distillation is the process of extracting flavours from botanicals and blending them with the base spirit. There are two main distillation methods used in gin production: pot distillation and column distillation.

    Pot distillation is a traditional method that involves heating a pot of alcohol and botanicals and collecting the vapour as it condenses. Column distillation, on the other hand, uses a tall column to separate the alcohol and botanicals.

    Each method produces a different flavour profile, with pot distillation producing a more complex and full-bodied gin, while column distillation usually produces a lighter and more neutral gin.

    Ageing

    Ageing is an optional step in gin production that involves storing the gin in barrels or casks for a period of time, usually only weeks or months. This process can impart additional flavours and colours to the gin, but it can also mask the botanical flavours.

    If we decide to age our gin, it will be important that we choose the right type of barrel and monitor the ageing process carefully to achieve the desired flavour.

    Conclusion

    Making gin involves a range of options and decisions that can greatly impact the flavour of our final product (as well as the cost, of course!) By choosing a specific base spirit, selection of botanicals, distillation method, whether to age and blending techniques, we can create a unique and delicious gin together.