Sacred Gin - 70cl - 40% ABV
To see the kit behind Sacred Gin is akin to peering inside the mind of a madman. It's science meets art, with tubes heading off in thousand of directions as distiller Ian Hart wrestles his vacuum stills into submission. Based on the upper floor of a Highgate pub, Sacred Distilling is a small, hands-on team of craft gin enthusiasts who have an astounding knowledge not only of gin, but of the industry in general. They love sharing their stories and getting the word out their, and they're keen members of the Gin industry. We are big fans!
They've also undergone a cheeky little rebrand of late, so the bottles are doing as much work as the liquid to keep up with the ever changing industry. Gin doesn't just have to taste good these days, it has to look good as well.
Sacred Gin undergoes fractional distilling, which means that all of the botanicals are treated separately. As such, their flavours remain bold, strong and complex, as alive in the glass as they were on the bush or in the ground. Frankincense, perhaps the most unusual ingredient in the line up, combines with the juniper to create a woody, earthy aroma, while orris brings a striking violet hit. Grapefruit zings out of the glass, too, slapping the drinker around the chops with its vibrancy. It's a big hitter and an all-rounder, holding wide appeal.
To serve: Keep that grapefruit coming!