Highclere Castle Gin
At the beginning of the distillation process, the botanicals are slowly added to the still, along with a charge of spirits. After the lid is closed the steam jacket gently warms the still. This warming process allows the botanicals to begin releasing their oils for distillation and this process of maceration continues overnight. The following morning, the stills are heated to a higher temperature, making the charge boil.
A boiling process turns the liquid into vapor, which evaporates to the swan neck and water-cooled condenser, creating the liquid. The distillate is separated out into three parts; heads, hearts and tails.
Only the heart section is used in the Highclere gin-making process; the most subtle and refined of the aromas and flavors are given off during the distillation.
The resultant high proof liquid is blended with water to precisely 43.5% ABV for maximum flavor. Known as “the real Downton Abbey,” Highclere Castle distilled this award-winning London Dry Gin to have an exceptionally smooth flavor profile which comes from ingredients like lavender, which was planted by the Bishops of Winchester in the 9th century, and citrus from the Victorian-era orangery and juniper that has grown wild at Highclere since Roman times.
Highclere Castle Gin earned gold awards from both Critics Challenge and Proof awards, receiving a score of 94.
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|Proof||87 (43.5% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Highclere Castle Spirits|