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World’s most expensive gin launched

Cambridge Distillery has launched what it claims to be the world’s most expensive gin at £2,000 made from the “angel’s share” of its Japanese gin.

With just six bottles going on sale at Selfridges, Watenshi was crafted by capturing the evaporation (or angel’s share) of the distillery’s Japanese gin, which features botanicals like yuzu peel, shiso leaf and sesame seeds.

Master distiller William Lowe takes the top 1% of the gin for Watenshi, which mean’s “Japanese angel”, extracting just 15ml per distillation.

One bottle of Watenshi, housed in a hand-blown decanter, requires 50 distillations at half the pressure found on the top of Mount Everest.

“Watenshi takes gin to
the next level both in terms its balance, complexity and presentation,” said Guy Hodcroft, wine and spirits buyer for Selfridges.

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