Harvey Nichols lists £4k gin made from ancient Mulberry tree

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols has launched 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 is 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”.

“Woodiness, traces of perfumed citrus zest and a hint of savoury, perhaps spices, too,” its website reads.

Available exclusively at the Knightsbridge store, the gin is available in a 3cl jar, which comes with a porcelain cup carried inside a leather, hand-embossed case, for £200.

For £4,000, you can own one of just 25 70cl jars, available as part of a set that also comes with a 3cl jar, as well as the porcelain cup and leather case.

Previously, the most expensive gin was thought to be the Cambridge Distillery’s Watenshi gin, which had been available from Selfridges at £2,000 a bottle. It was created by capturing the evaporation, known as the angel’s share, of Cambridge Distillery’s Japanese Gin, yielding just 15ml per distillation.

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