Silent Pool Gin, England

Drawn by a common passion for the precision and innovation of craft distilling, a group of friends came together to create a new kind of distillery producing hand-crafted, artisan spirits in a historic location in the Surrey Hills, just a stone's throw from Central London. They found an extraordinary location on the Albury Estate, and a site that comprised a number of dilapidated farm buildings right next to the legendary and mythical Silent Pool. These buildings, on the Duke of Northumberland's Estate, were especially renovated and re-built for them, and today they are the home of Silent Pool Distillers.

One of the key factors making their spirits so special is the copper still created for them by Arnold Holstein, who have been making traditional stills in the Lake Constance area of Germany for many years. In keeping with their vision for a sustainable business, a vintage wood-fired steam boiler was found in Kent, and was restored to power and burns locally sourced sustainable hard woods. The final piece of the jigsaw was the stainless steel tanking made by a small company in the Vipara Valley in Slovenia, that would hold and store the spirit.

Silent Pool Gin is the signature product created by their master distiller, Cory Mason. He says, "Silent Pool Gin is a classic gin at heart. It is full-bodied and fresh, with depth, clarity and, above all else, flavour. Produced with 24 unique botanicals, Silent Pool Gin is a rich and clean juniper-driven spirit with floral layers of lavender and chamomile. Fresh notes of citrus and kaffir lime are grounded with the subtle sweetness of local honey, creating a well-balanced gin that is both traditional and refreshingly individual."

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