We take only the sweetest, purest cut from our hand-made copper pot still to create this fine gin. Infused with a complex blend of thirteen botanicals, this is silky-smooth and balanced.
Adnams from grain to glass, our Copper House gin is distilled from three locally-grown grains: barley, wheat and oats. Adnams Master Brewer, Fergus Fitzgerald, makes a beer 'wash' from these grains which is fermented to around 6% abv without the addition of hops. Our head distiller, John McCarthy, then takes this beer and puts it through a 'beer stripping' column which removes all the alcohols to create a 'low wine' (around 80 - 85% abv). The 'low wines' are subsequently distilled in our hand-made copper pot still and purified further in rectification columns to create a clean, pure spirit. Only the very purest portion of the spirit is drawn off; the finest cut. The spirit is then returned to the copper pot still to be redistilled and infused with thirteen carefully chosen botanicals. John spent several months experimenting with different blends to create the signature First Rate flavour with integrated aromas of juniper berries, spice and fresh citrus.