“A clear gin with pleasing viscosity and an immediately appealing nose, intensely aromatic of herbs: lavender, rosemary perhaps and yes, fir needles. Coriander follows on with a lower noted presence. Wonderfully oily on the palate, great mouthfilling presence, releasing a zesty citrus presence. The flavour journey is delighting us.” – Great Taste Awards 2019 judges’ comments.
The Douglas Fir needles used in our Douglas Fir Distilled Gin are personally hand foraged by the distiller in and around the South Oxfordshire area from a secret selection of trees. Serve with a natural tonic with a slice of red grapefruit as garnish. Or choose a grapefruit flavoured tonic to really highlight the notes of this complex gin.
Twisting Spirits was born in Oxfordshire and operated from our tiny converted garage in 2017. We’ve since expanded and have a small unit in neighbouring Gloucestershire where we plan to develop more exciting new Gins. Richard and I still distil, fill and label each and every bottle by hand, passionately produced using hot and cold distillation techniques to delivery a massive burst of flavour.
We craft gins that are genuinely different than others in terms of flavour, quality and packaging. Our gins have bold flavour profiles with bright modern packaging and transparency of ingredients.
Using a unique dual distillation process we first produce a fine Gin using traditional processes and equipment. Each distillation run is tiny. Meanwhile, the lighter speciality botanicals are cold distilled under vacuum using a rotary evaporator. Why the cold distillation? Well, the main reason is to preserve the delicate tastes and aromas that would otherwise be transformed, cooked, muted or even lost altogether in the high temperatures inherent to the traditional Alembic still process.
Finally, the two distillations are ‘twisted’ together to produce the finished Gin – perfectly balanced and bursting with fresh aromas and taste. Our current range consists of three premium Gins initially (We’ll be adding more exciting Gins soon); Douglas-Fir, Kaffir Lime and Lemongrass and Earl Grey Gin.
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