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OPENING HOURS: Closed Sunday Evening and All Day Monday
Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00am, Sunday 11:00am
Last Orders: Tuesday & Wednesday 6:00pm, Thursday & Friday 9:00pm, Saturday 7:00pm, Sunday 4.00pm

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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.


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.



Tasting Note

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!

Serving Suggestion

Pour over large chunks of ice, serve with Mediterranean tonic and garnish with a sprig of basil.



Country: England


Region: Roker Park, Sunderland


Producer: Sonnet 45 Distillers


Style: Small Batch


Bottle sizes: 70cl


abv:  42.0%

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