grape
citrus zest
coriander
grain
zesty
mint
liquorice
lemon
botanicals
Spiral Chilgrove Dry Gin

Chilgrove

Dry

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Clear 
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Juniper, lemon, and lilac 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Rich, warm, and fresh with more juniper, citrus, and a light licorice  
 
Finish 
Clean and dry with a lingering feel of coriander and citrus

 
Smartass Corner 
There was a period from about 800 to 1200 AD where the global temperatures were a bit warmer — expanding the grapes growing regions up into Britain. Then there was a colder phase called the Little Ice Age that lasted well into the 1800’s. Grapes got harder to come by and Europe started distilling grains and other starches to compensate. 
Flavour Spiral
grape, citrus zest, coriander, grain, mint, liquorice, lemon, botanicals, zesty
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Chilgrove Dry Gin will rock your next craft cocktail in style. 
 
Chilgrove Spirits is the brainchild of Christopher Beaumont-Hutchings and his wife Celia. Celia was born in The Hague to a Dutch mother and proper British father, so was exposed to both Jenevers and Gins a’plenty. They founded their small batch distillery in Chilgrove, Sussex, England — thus the name — and released their signature Gin to the masses in 2014. A year later, they added a lovely Vodka to the line up. 
 
Chilgrove Dry Gin is a bit of a rarity in that it is not based on grain. It starts with a grape-based spirit. But back in the early days of Gin and Jenever, this was the standard. A few hundred years ago there was a protracted cold period that wrecked havoc on the grape crop. There was barely enough eaux de vie for Wine and Cognac, so local distillers turned to grain and potato. 
 
That’s a shame, because grape spirit has a naturally richer mouth feel and a light, ethereal fruitiness that makes it shine when distilled. Chilgrove knows this and combines this rich spirit with 11 botanicals, including citrus zest, local florals, angelica root, coriander seed, grains of paradise, and wild water mint, among other bits. Any way you slice it, this Gin makes the grade with a top-notch flavour profile.

And if you are the kind that likes to count awards, this Gin has garnered six from the top shows.

 
  • Style
    English Gin
  • Region
    England
  • Country
    England
  • Alcohol
    44%
  • Distillery
    Chilgrove
  • Bottler
    Chilgrove

Chilgrove

Dry

(0.7l, 44%)


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