When cooled back down to a liquid it begins to come out the other end of the still as gin.
You can enjoy a bottle of Poetic License spirit knowing it was crafted with care and commitment by hand. 2/2
Gracie - the still
The name given to the still. A 500 litre hybrid still which can be used as both a pot still and a column still.
Pot distilling is the traditional method and how gin has always been made, where all botanicals are macerated in the pot and then boiled.
Column stills are a newer invention; Gracie’s column has 6 plates which purify the alcohol meaning the still can make pure, smooth vodkas.
In short, Gracie has the best of both worlds.
The Botanicals are hand-crushed, macerated and then boiled gently to gradually release their delightful flavours. As the liquid evaporates and makes its way around the still it takes with it molecules of oil extracted from the botanicals, meanwhile filling the air with a glorious gin aroma. 1/2
The gin has a savoury nose with a hint of cherry. Initially there is a hit of herbaciousness with almost grassy, fresh basil, with the slightly higher than average alcohol content helping to back up the savouriness of the gin!
This then mellows to make way for fruitier flavours. It leaves a lingering taste of the gin’s namesakes – cherry & basil – as well as juniper and a touch of aniseed on the palate.
It really is a treat for the tastebuds!
Pour over large chunks of ice, serve with Mediterranean tonic and garnish with a sprig of basil.
Region: Roker Park, Sunderland
Producer: Sonnet 45 Distillers
Style: Small Batch
Bottle sizes: 70cl
Limited Edition: Rarities Gin - Creation 2
Poetic Licence Cherry and Basil Gin Cellars: £37.50