The botanicals we forage for Hibernation Gin are influenced by the later season, and include wild crab apples, blackberries, bilberries and lingonberries.
We combine these with carefully selected classic, and other locally-foraged botanicals, and precision-distil with a combination of our own pure spring water and grain spirit, before over-wintering in a rare White Port cask.
We believe this is the world's first gin to be aged in a fully-seasoned White Port barrel, and we are indebted to our friends at Niepoort Vinhos for providing this to us.
Each bottle is hand signed and lot numbered, recognising extremely limited production.
Bottled at 45% volume without chill-filtration.
Hibernation Gin is an exquisite sipping gin, optionally chilled, or as a martini, and also makes a delicious negroni.
Pure top notch Chardonnay from the original estate vineyards at Ridgeview. Lower yields and high concentration on the palate give an explosion of citrus and ripe, at times tropical fruit. There's honey and toast to back it up, hallmarks of the extended lees ageing prior to bottling. Top quality English wine with the ability to age for a good few years.