Sussex Dry Gin
Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin, is the first Gin to be produced in Sussex and was launched in 2012.
Distilled 7 times from 100% British wheat, infused with 11 botanicals including; Juniper, Angelica, Cassia Bark, Orris Root, Liquorice, Cinnamon, Bitter Orange Zest, Sweet Orange Zest, Lemon Zest, Coriander, Nutmeg.
Blended with only pure Sussex water, charcoal filtered with the Silver Birch sap added after distillation.
The Silver Birch sap is tapped once a year in early spring and is sourced within the 40 acres of woodlands, which surround Blackdown.
37.5% ABV | Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans - Gluten Free
2013 The Spirit Business Gin Masters Gold - Premium
2014 The Spirit Business Gin Masters Gold - Premium
Silver - Contemporary
2015 The Spirit Business Gin Masters Gold - Super Premium
2014 IWSC Bronze
“Modern gins like Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin are becoming more popular with consumers. This particular gin’s bright, fruity and slightly peppery flavour makes it a perfect accompaniment to a good tonic water as a refreshing summertime drink.” Becky Paskin, Editor - The Spirits Business
APPEARANCE: A clear, bright liquid
NOSE: A delicate gin, with traditional woody aromas; the predominant notes are Juniper, Coriander, Citrus and Silver Birch
TASTE: Full of flavour and slightly sweet with a very smooth and refined mouth feel.
FINISH: Traditional citrus finish, a smooth and refined on the palate.
Perfect served chilled over ice, as a cocktail paired with our Sussex Bianco Vermouth to create the perfect Dry Martini.
English Garden Martini
35ml Sussex Dry Gin
25ml Elderflower Liqueur or Wine 200ml Mediterranean Fever Tree Tonic
25ml White Rum
Garnish: Slice of orange & rosemary
Fresh Apple Juice top up
Serve: Hi-Ball Glass & Ice
Garnish: Cucumber, mint, slice of apple
Serve: Hi-Ball Glass & Ice
Silver Birch facts
Silver Birch Syrup is a rare gourmet ingredient, and one of the most difficult to produce, often referred to as “white gold” it takes and average of 100 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup with the sap only containing 1-1.5% sugar (fructose). When the sap is being tapped it looks and tastes much like water.
Fructose has the lowest GI of all sugars with the Silver Birch sap containing vitamins, minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, manganese, thiamin and calcium.
Silver Birch sap is generally harvested between in the UK between March and April when the sap is rising in early spring. The season can last anything between 2-6 weeks, which varies from season to season. In 2015 we tapped over 300 trees, with an average tree providing 5 gallons a day collecting over 1,500 gallons producing 15 gallons of pure syrup.
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