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Chilgrove Dry Gin

Chilgrove Dry GinSussex-basedcraft distiller, Chilgrove, has created the first English gin made from distilled grapes ahead of World Gin Day on 14 June.

Crafted by eighth generation master distiller Charles Maxwell, Chilgrove Dry Gin is made using 11 botanicals including sweet orange, coriander seeds, winter mint and “grains of paradise” (a member of the ginger family) from a base of neutral spirit distilled from grapes, rather than cereal, which its makers, Christopher Tetley and cofounder Dr Celia BeaumontHutchings, say gives the 44% abv gin a “smooth and elegant” character.

Tetley comments: “English gin as we know it has its roots in 16th century Holland and is derived from the juniper-based drink jenever, which was originally made using alcohol distilled from wine.

This is the first time Charles Maxwell has distilled a gin using this method. The result is a refined and elegant style of gin with sophisticated, approachable flavours.”

RRP: £29/70cl.
CONTACT: Master of Malt +44 (0)1892 667 525

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