In 2019 we were approached by three local businesses to help them create unique, small batch gins for their very different target markets. We are currently working with a number of other local businesses to develop unique, small batch gins for them – watch this space!
Vineyards, an independent wine shop based in Sherborne, has an amazing knowledge of gin and wanted to create their very own London Dry gin, from their own recipe. This is a juniper-led, classic gin, easy to drink as a traditional gin and tonic. Sadie and Hannah gave us the recipe and we worked out how to produce it in small batches for their loyal customer base. In the runup to Christmas 2019 we also produced Baked Apple Gin for them.
In Autumn 2019, New Farm Restaurant, near South Petherton, Somerset, asked us if we could create a gin for them, inspired by their way of life and the area they live in. As keen supporters of local produce, they were keen for New Farm No 1 Gin to feature as many local ingredients as possible, including honey and rosemary (both of which they have in their garden), along with Porter’s Perfection apples which originated in nearby East Lambrook. It is now a firm favourite amongst their customers.
In early December 2019, after nearly two years of creating and testing recipes in association with Liberty Fields, Olives et al launched Estia No 7, a olive-based gin.
In their own words, ‘ We love a good gin and we enjoy exploring new gins. Concerned with so many flavoured gins flooding the market and the amount of waste olive brine flooding our production, we decided to address both by pushing the boundaries of waste recovery and gin craftsmanship. The result is Estia No.7. The Olive Brine Gin. An exclusive yet classic London Dry Gin that’s true to our roots, reduces waste and is a real treat for the gin connoisseur and avid enthusiast the world over. ‘
Available from Olives et al.