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An ancient mulberry tree

Unveiled this month, luxury retailer Harvey Nichols launchd what is thought to be the ‘world’s most expensive gin’ – Morus LXIV – which costs £4,000 bottle and is distilled from the leaves of a single “ancient” Mulberry tree.

The extremely limited gin was produced by London-based Jam Jar Gin, owned by husband-and-wife team Dan and Faye Thwaites, and sold in hand-made porcelain jars.

Made from the leaves of an “ancient” mulberry tree and “complementary botanicals” that grow nearby, the pair hand harvest the leaves which are then individually hung and air-dried slowly in small batches.

The exact location of the mulberry tree used has not been disclosed, nor its exact age, only that it is “ancient”.

Each batch of the 64% abv cask strength gin takes two years to produce, with its makers describing its profile as “smokey, long and deceptively smooth”.

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