Silver Birch Vermouth
Home of the original Sussex producers of Vodka, Gin, Vermouth & Spirits; nestled at the foothills of Blackdown Hill, surrounded by the beautiful Southdowns National Park.
Blackdown Artisan Spirits are produced by hand in small batches using only carefully selected ingredients sourced from local and English producers, combining aged old traditions with a unique, modern taste of the English countryside.
Silver Birch Wine made from the sap of the trees surrounding the distillery and is infused with a secret blend of herbs and spices including wormwood and fortified. England’s first white Vermouth, full of flavour, smooth and refined.
2014 IWSC Silver
2014 Sommilier Wine Awards Highly Commended
APPEARANCE: A pale golden, clear liquid
NOSE: Full of flavour including Wormwood, Chamomile, Silver Birch and Juniper
TASTE: Creamy, Spicy and full of flavour
FINISH: Traditional, elegant and smooth with a hint of sweetness
The perfect aperitif or paired with out Sussex Dry Gin to make the perfect Dry Martini
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.