Hepple gin 70cl
Apply perfume making techniques, pot distillation and a rotary evaporator to gin making and you end up with Hepple gin. It takes five times longer to make this gin using these methods than using other more conventional methods. Try it and you will see why this is a special gin. It is recommended in a very dry martini.
The home of Hepple gin is located in the Northumberland National Park. There, TV forager and chef Valentine Warner and co. decided to set up a gin distillery like no other. Using locally foraged Douglas fir, sweet gale and, of course, juniper berries a complicated and unique combination of three extraction methods is used to create a gin like no other. Hepple is a gin like no other, in a world where a gin is released every week more or less, quality, craftsmanship and passion are needed in order to shine.
Gin can trace its History back many hundreds of years to Holland, it is also thought that it could have been distilled in Italy although the evidence is far and few between. Its initial success was in the medical industry as a spirit used to cure all sorts of ailments such as Gout and Gallstones. When the drinkers of the spirit complained about the foul taste; it became common for the spirit to be flavoured with Juniper berries. The drink was to become infamous when British soldiers fighting in the Low Countries during the 30 year war brought it back with them to England. At this point Gin quickly become the drink of the lower classes and the impoverished in Britain, The first distilleries in England made dubious Spirit at best but it was the first Light of the morning of British gin. The drink was rarely regulated and it wasn't until the formation by King Charles I of the Worshipful Company of Distillers that Gin started to become regulated. Later laws were to attempt to force duty and licence on distillers and it almost caused the fall of the industry. However when Britain started to expand and the formation of the Empire began, Gin was to become the drink of the British Empire. Malaria a vicious illness is curable by consuming Quinine an unpalatable product from tree bark it was mixed into a tonic which when mixed with Gin became quite drinkable. With the new Gin and Tonic recipes on the market Gin rose to the forefront and become a most loved drink in Britain.