6 O’clock Gin is named after the time in the day when the producer’s family deemed it socially acceptable to have a drink – although if you ask us, lunchtime is just fine, too. A London Dry Gin, the recipe took over two years in the making, from a family used to making Liqueurs.
Produced byBramley & Gage, the Gin is made in a 200l copper pot still named Kathleen, the distillate is cut with Tarka Springs water from North Devon; the least mineral heavy water – and arguable the purest – in the UK.
6 O’clock Gin is a juniper-led Gin which also features coriander, angelica, orris, winter savory, orange peel and elderflower. Best served in a G&T with a slice of lemon, the juniper and elderflower lead the way here.
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Bramley & Gage’s still, Kathleen, is large enough to produce around 1,000 bottles of 6 O’clock Gin in each batch.
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In the 1980s, Edward Bramley Kain and his partner Penelope Gage were fruit farmers in South Devon. They began making fruit Liqueurs in their kitchen with any leftover fruits. They were a huge success, and after 10 years, the couple sold their farm and bought a dedicated building with its own bottling line in order to scale up production.
The business moved to Gloucestershire in 2006, and the following year, Edward and Penelope’s son, Michael, and daughter, Felicity, purchased the business from their parents. It was at this point that the company decided to produce 6 O’clock Gin.
While there was already a Sloe Gin Liqueur in the company’s portfolio, Michael and Felicity were keen to create something different. Today, Bramley & Gage produces 17 different Spirits and Liqueurs, all made on the same site. Members of the public can book onto tours to see how – and where – the magic happens.
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