Silent Pool Gin
70 cl, ABV 43%
Silent Pool Gin is made on the Albury Estate in the Surrey Hills, directly next to the Silent Pool, a lovely, enigmatic spring-fed lake. A subtle sweetness and nuanced balance arise from the gin’s 24 botanical ingredients, which also include makrut lime, chamomile, local honey, and lavender.
While cardamom and juniper give it a spicy edge, violet, lavender, and lime leaf offer floral aromatics. Orange blossom, chamomile, and elderflower are all present. On the palate, there is a warm honey sweetness and a hint of black pepper. In the end, flavours of honey-rich vanilla linger.
Botanicals (24): Angelica, Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Cardamom, Cassia, Coriander, Cubeb, Grains of paradise, Honey, Bosnia Juniper, Liquorice Roots, Orris Root, Chamomile, Elderflower, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Linden Flower, Rose petals, Lavender, Lime, Orange, Pear (Fresh & Dried), Macedonia Juniper
Nose: Fresh notes of citrus and kaffir lime are grounded with the subtle sweetness of local honey, creating a well-balanced gin that is both traditional and refreshingly individual
Palate: Elderflower, chamomile, and a waft of orange blossom. Warming honey sweetness and a spark of black pepper
Finish: Vanilla-rich honey notes last on the finish
Recommended mixer: Skinny / Indian Tonic Water
Garnish: Lime / Pink Grapefruit wedge / peel