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-
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
Distiller, Luke Smith, explains the process behind this gin: “We distilled this gin with hand-
“Although fruity and a little sweet, there is no sugar added so it does not become the sickly sweet you know from tutti fruitt candies – though, equally, it is not dissimilar. This gin is an ode to the traditional Italian ice cream flavour; a fruity treat perfect for summer.”
The nose is of vibrant tropical fruit with more mellow stone and berry fruits in the background. Sweet pineapple arrives immediately on tasting, followed by a tang from juniper and mixed fruits intermingling; vibrant kiwi and peach followed by subtler cherries and berries, then plum and apple. Leaves lingering, slightly piney juniper and a delightful fruitiness on the palate.
Pour over large chunks of ice, serve with Prosecco and garnish Serve with tonic water garnished with a slice of kiwi fruit.