Sacred. Dry London Gin
The recipe is loosely based on one from the late 17th Century which comprises of 12 carefully selected, fresh (never dried) organic botanicals, including: juniper, the backbone of all London Dry Gins, from Bulgaria; coriander, from India; fresh-cut oranges from Spain, exotic cardamom from Guatemala and Boswellia sacra, otherwise known as Hougary Frankincense – after which it is named.
The botanicals are created by macerating each ingredient individually for 4-6 weeks in the finest-quality English grain spirit. This ensures that as much flavour as possible is extracted. This is an unusually long maceration period (most consider an overnight maceration to be sufficient).
The resulting botanicals are then distilled separately using vacuum distillation, these remarkable flavours are then blended with their own pure alcohol to create Sacred Gin, a superbly balanced, and quite unique London Dry Gin.
It also makes a wonderful Negroni (mix with Sacred Red Vermouth and Sacred Rosehip Cup in equal measures - add ice and a slice of orange)
Crystal clear. Lush, pine-fresh juniper nose, delicate violet flowers, crushed cardamom pods and cinnamon. Long zesty finish with lingering pine and peppercorns. 40%
Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013