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TAG: Distilled Gin
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Silent Pool | England

Origin England
Alcoholic Volume 43º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals 24 in total, but not all revealed. Licorice, Angélica, Anise, Bergamot, Camomile, Cassia, a mixture of Citruses, Lavander, Lily Root, Kaffir Lime leaves, Honey, Dried Pear, Cubeba Pepper, Rose Petals, Elderflower, Tilia and Juniper.

Brief Description
Silent Pool, the natural swimming pool and the distillery are both found in the small village of Albury in Surrey. Ian McCulloch, the founder of the company, found in the natural beauty of Silent Pool the perfect place to set up his distillery and, more importantly, find the inspiration for the spirits he distils there. The Gin Silent Pool can therefore be described with the words which also characterize the water of Silent Pool, the lake – limpid, pure and refreshing. Silent Pool allies the almost orthodox ancestral methods of distillation with new techniques of flavouring the spirit base, paying extreme attention to the smallest details. The production of steam for heating the still by burning wood grown nearby, ending up in a chimney with a whistle is just one of those details.
The botanicals, 24 in total, are incorporated in the spirit base in 3 distinct stages. A first portion is macerated in the alcohol base to confer a long and deep flavour to the Gin. A second portion is macerated in a higher strength neutral alcohol which is then filtered. This way the oils in which the aromatic components are found can be retained. The final portion, in which not all 24 botanicals are present, is added to the still inside an aroma basket. All the botanicals in there are fresh, not dried, and are responsible to for the life and freshness of Silent Pool.
The abundance of botanicals is obvious on first contact. Its aroma meanders between floral and fruity, citric and the gentle touch of honey and the ever present juniper, which give room to each other in a pleasing harmony. Citrus fruits, such as the fresh tasting lime, the common lime and the Kaffir lime, combine with the gentler bergamot. The floral touch of camomile, elderflower and lavender round out the palate and guarantee the extreme smoothness of this Gin. The presence of pear strongly punctuates the Gin along with the spices such as star anise and cassia, and the sweetness of the honey.

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Bica Gin | Portugal

Origin Portugal
Alcoholic Volume 42º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals Rosemary, Corn husks, Camomile, Cinnaon, Thistle, Coriander Seed, Orange blosoom, Lily root, Lemon verbena, Honey, Juniper.

Brief Description
Bica Gin was born after 2 years of extensive experiments. It is in the Alentejo that many of the botanicals for this Gin with an Alentejan heart are found. The orange and lemon peels, harvested in Herdade do Vale, the honey and the corn husks, bought from small local producers, and the rosemary which grows wild all around are just some examples. The botanical palette has the Alentejo at its heart but the world in its sights, with its coriander seeds, cinnamon, lemon verbena, camomile, orange blossom, thistle, lily root and juniper, which comes from Macedonia.
Respecting the intrinsic characteristics of each botanical, the process of maceration is done using different times and methods for each, while always using a wheat and rice based alcohol. This never takes more than 24 hours, at the end of which, distillation begins in the still which was especially developed for Bica Gin, with 500 litre capacity, and a bain marie heated by wood burner.
On the nose, Bica Gin is pretty smooth, with herbal touches in which the rosemary is immediately detectable. Less apparent, but still noticeable are the citrus notes, and cinnamon, conferring warmth and comfort.
In the mouth, the smoothness of the alcohol shows itself. Piquant touches punctuate the warmth from the spices and the more herbal side of Bica Gin. The mouth is extremely long and continues to develops until the juniper and the sweetness of the orange appear together, in harmony.

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Tanqueray Rangpur | England

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Puerto de Indias Strawberry | Spain

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Distilled Gin

Distilled Gin is an ever growing group of Gins which bring a new approach to production methods, giving the Master Distiller greater freedom. 
As opposed to London Dry Gins, the technical specifications for a Distilled Gin aren’t so rigid, apart from the fact that the aromatisation must be made through a process of distillation. 
It is in this varied class that we catalogue very different Gins; those to which are added infusions of their botanicals post-distillation, those which make separate distillations of their botanicals, those which have a smaller than usual quantity of juniper, those with colour, and other myriad characteristics not permitted in the London Dry Gin class.

Background
From the Gin Acts to the 20th Century there was a leap. London Dry became popular and became the standard for excellence. On the rocks, in gin and tonic or as the spirit base for various cocktails, it was the fashionable drink to be seen with. The 1920s brought cocktail parties to the grand hotels, substituting dull afternoon tea. In the 1950s and 60s it was rare that a Hollywood star wasn’t accompanied by a Dry Martini. They were the golden years of Gin. The 70s and 80s, however, marked a downturn in consumption. The fresh image of the vodka overtook the outmoded look of Gin, which went to sleep until the following century.
The renaissance saw new brands which brought a breath of fresh air to a centuries old spirit. Hendrick’s, born right at the turn of the century with its cucumber freshness takes was the first to hold centre stage, Martin Miller’s, its name inherited from its creator, which distils all its botanicals separately and Monkey 47, which, for the time, used an unthinkable number of botanicals, are just three of the brands responsible for the renovation of Gin.
The only thing they have in common is that they aren’t limited by the legal and aroma palate restrictions of the London Dry class. The freedom of the Master Distiller in the aromatisation of their product is almost total, the only restrictions being that they have to use distillation of their botanicals and juniper must be to some degree present. 
The Distilled Gins are therefore the Gins of the 21st Century which bring new approaches to production methods. They were vital in the renaissance of Gin and will have a central role in its development clearly being the class with most room for progression, which will bring further innovation.

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Martin Miller's | England

Origin England
Alcoholic Volume 40º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals Licorice, angelica root, cassia, coriander seed, iris root, cucumber and bitter orange, lemon and lime peels, juniper.

Brief Description
Sir Martin Miller was disappointed with the way the British national drink - Gin - was going. Therefore, he decided to produce his own version which became one of the most emblematic Drys on the market. He only needed time to tune the distillation process where most botanicals are separated from the citrus to better maintain their character and find the water to do justice to the spirit obtained. The water for dillution comes from Iceland where Sir Martin Miller thought he found the most pure and soft water on the planet. Martin Millers has a well pronounced juniper aroma, accompanied by citrus notes (fresher than in most Gins, as a result of the distillation method used) and a rich, spicy and lasting palate without losing its lightness and elegance. A Gin made with love, obsession and a dose of madness makes it elegant for a gin and tonic and its flavor will endure beyond other ingredients on a cocktail.

Others Versions Martin Miller's Westbourne | Martin Miller’s 9 Moons

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G'Vine Florasion | France

Origin France
Alcoholic Volume 40º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals Ugni Blanc vine leaf grape, liquorice, cardamom, cassia, coriander seed, ginger, lime peel, nutmeg, Cubeba pepper and juniper.

Brief Description
Like its Nouaison brother, the G'Vine Floraison uses the Ugni Blanc grape as its alcohol base. This grape is especially adapted to the distillation process because of its high acidity - this is the immediate difference between G'Vine and the remaining Gins that use a cereal alcohol base. 
G'Vine Floraison is an extremely soft Gin with a very rich bouquet of aromas dominated by the perfume and fresh flowers. In one hand, the neutral alcohol used in the base gives it an immediate and differentiator velvety feel. On the other, the vine flower used in the distillation gives it a fresher floral note. The end is dry and the notes of juniper are notorious as well as the slightly spicy taste of ginger.
The Floraison green version is fresher and lighter than its counterpart and seeks to capture the ephemeral and vibrant fragrance of the Ugni Blanc flower time of birth. On the other hand, the Nouaison captures the time between flower to grape, hence its strong and deep character.

Others Versions G'Vine Nouaison

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Friday | Portugal

Origin Portugal
Alcoholic Volume 40º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals Cardamom, gaga grape vine leaf, orange blossom, tropical fruit and juniper.

Brief Description
Friday Chic Gin was born in the heart of the Bairrada region - North of Portugal - in a distillery with many years of experience in the production of the best sparkling made in Portugal.
The vine leaf from the Baga grape - variety found in this region - enters the distillation process adding an astringent touch to the Gin. Although unnoticeable is of utmost importance since it is the counterpoint to the sweetest aromas of orange blossom and tropical fruit.
The breathe feeling is extremely pleasant. The alcohol taste is very soft and the fragrant notes of ripe fruit and floral touch invite to a deeper inhalation. In the mouth, the softness, sweet and fruity touch of this Gin is confirmed. The juniper is less noticeable than in most Gins which makes Friday extremely soft.

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Gin Mare | Spain

Origin Spain
Alcoholic Volume 42,7º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals The 4 main ones: Rosemary, olive, basil and thyme. The remaining: cardamom, coriander Seed, citrus peel (orange and lemon) and juniper.

Brief Description
The sea is the source of inspiration for the Gin Mare as it is highlighted on the top of the bottle with the expression "Mediterranean Gin." The evidence is the liquid inside the blue translucent glass.
The four main botanicals are rosemary, olive, basil and thyme. The warm rosemary aroma, greasiness olives, fresh basil and thyme smoke, all evoke the scents of the Mediterranean.
The botanicals are macerated and distilled separately, with the exception of the citrus - sweet and bitter oranges and lemon. 
The first breath is naturally herbaceous with notes of rosemary and juniper. The freshness of the basil and the olive are also present in a surprising armony. In the mouth, it is the softness of the alcohol that stays, leased by the touch of olive. The rosemary, cardamom and juniper are also notorious giving it a herbal and salty taste.

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Tanqueray Ten | England

Origin England
Alcoholic Volume 47,3º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals Licorice, angelica root, chamomile, coriander seed, whole lime and white grapefruit and juniper, among others.

Brief Description
Tanqueray Ten was only born at the beginning of this millennium. In 2000, Tanqueray Gordon & Co launched the Gin that soon became their image. The name comes from Tiny Tim - the alembic No. 10 where the heart of this citric Gin is distilled. Limes and white grapefruit - whole fruit and not just peel - are distilled in small stills. The obtained spirit is then transferred to a larger still where they are mixed with the other botanicals. Tanqueray Ten has a higher alcoholic volume and more juniper than its older brother. Nevertheless, it is an extremely mild Gin due to the fresh scent of citrus that comes on the first feel, nose or mouth. The 47.3 alcohol volume gives it a depth of flavor where there is space for the juniper and chamomile floral touch before returning again to the citrus which gives it a fresh characteristic in the end. The alcoholic volume and its depth of flavor makes it a mandatory addition to cocktails, particularly with Martinis.

Others Versions Tanqueray Dry | Tanqueray Rangpur | Tanqueray Malacca | Tanqueray Bloomsbury | Tanqueray Old Tom

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Mui Gin | Portugal

Origin Portugal
Alcoholic Volume 40º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals Licorice, rosemary, toasted almonds, cinnamon, ginger, hibiscus, pennyroyal, Muscat raisin, orange and tangerine peel and juniper.

Brief Description
The Mui gin comes from an old Geneva recipe that was in possession of Chef's Helio Loureiro family since 1873.
The chef's creative vein made him bring some of the most expensive spices to the recipe, giving it a more contemporary feel, more aromatic.
Mui is produced using 7 distillations in search of a purer, smoother and pleasant alcohol. In addition, there is a varied palette of botanicals where we can find the Moscatel grape, sweet citrus, roasted almond, pennyroyal or hibiscus.
The Mui is rich and fruity with the juniper always present. The taste in the mouth is given by the fruit and spices with the velvety touch of raisins and toasted almonds.

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Wild Snow Dog | Portugal

Origin Portugal
Alcoholic Volume 40º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals Almond, angelica root, cinnamon, cassia, coriander seed, kumquat, nutmeg, rose, lemon peel and juniper.

Brief Description
Serra da Estrela - the highest point in Portugal - is one of the few places where the juniper plant grows in its natural state. It is also the region where many liqueurs and spirits are produced. The combination between experience and source of wild juniper was the perfect setting for the development of a new Gin.
The primacy was naturally given to juniper but sweeter botanicals were added to the distillation in a more contemporary approach to Gin. Wild Snow Dog has spices such as cinnamon or cassia, the sweetness of the kumquat or the greasiness of the almond.
The result is a very pleasant Gin either on the nose or the mouth with the juniper coming first, soon followed by the warm touch of cinnamon and cassia and a citrus component less noted than in most London Dry.


Others Versions Wild Snow Dog Cherry Edition

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Master's | Spain

Origin Spain
Alcoholic Volume 40º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals Cardamom, coriander seed, bitter orange peel, sweet orange and lemon and juniper.

Brief Description
From Distillery MG - with centuries of distillation history - was born Master's Dry Gin. This is a traditional London Dry with some variations in the production process.
Master's is the result of three distillations. On the first, cardamom, coriander and juniper are distilled cold. On the second, there are three different macerations with citrus - sweet orange, bitter lemon and orange, which rest more than one year. The spirits obtained from the two first distillations are then combined and distilled one last time.
The Master's assumes itself as a gin where the botanicals appear immediately and the juniper comes in a secondary role.
On the nose, the alcohol is dominant ponctuated by the juniper and reminding pine. In the mouth, Master's is a direct Gin with little complexity and where the citrus shine. The end is sweet but slightly extended.

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Hendrick's | Scotland

Origin Scotland
Alcoholic Volume 44º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals Caraway, angelica root, chamomile, coriander seed, orange and lemon peels, iris root, cucumber, Cubeba pepper, rose petals, elderberry and juniper flower.

Brief Description
Hendrick's revolutionized the Gin world when it introduced the fresh cucumber aromas and the soft scent of rose petals instead of the more traditional citric versions. Hendrick's was born at the turn of the millennium and soon it distanced from the status quo. Banished the citrus into the background and gave priority to the freshness of the cucumber and the rose petals elegance. Hendrick's also innovated in the production process which uses two different stills. The Bennet where botanicals are placed directly in infusion and the Carter-Head where botanicals are arranged in layers and their scents dragged by steam. Hendrick's comes from the combination of the strength of the first with the elegance of the second and last infusion and from the cucumber from Belgium and Holland and roses from Bulgaria. Hendrick's has a fresh and floral aromas but leaving space for the juniper.

Others Versions Hendrick's Orbium

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Brockmans | England

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Monkey 47 | Germany

Origin Germany
Alcoholic Volume 47º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals 47 botanicals in total. 23 grown in the Black Forest. 25 impart flavor and scent to the Gin. 22 increase the complexity of aromas...and hinder copying.

Brief Description
Looking back at the Monkey 47 long story, we get the idea that its success is just the result of an immense succession of serendipity. This is how the creators - Alexander Stein and Christophe Keller - describe it. Nothing more false. Monkey 47 is the result of hard work, a methodical approach and the assumption that nobody is born taught but everyone can learn. Indeed, none of the two even knew how to distill.
Using an ancient old recipe from a British commander who resided in the Black Forest in the postwar period, Alexander and Christophe analyzed a total of 120 Botanicals and selected 47. They tested, tested and tested again. They noted, adapted, tested, adapted again and noted again. A rigorous experimentation process that led them to create one of the most emblematic Gins we know today.
The complexity is evident at the first contact. There is the Black Forest fresh fruit and spicy touch and the resinous juniper, all competing in an orderly bouquet able to touch everyone. The complexity continues on the palate, never losing the connection to a more traditional gin with the presence of the juniper and fresh citrus.

Others Versions Monkey 47 Distiller's Cut (Annual edition)