Highclere Castle Gin
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  • juniper
  • lavender
  • floral
  • lime
  • orange zest
  • zesty
  • pine
  • cardamom
  • coriander

Highclere Castle Spirits

Highclere Castle Gin (0.75l, 43.5%)
Price $42.99

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A lovely London Dry Gin with a floral palate and soft finish.

Winner of 6 prestigious gold awards with a score of 95 points, Highclere Castle Gin was founded in 2017 by Adam von Gootkin and the 8th Earl & Countess of Carnarvon. Adam is the co-founder of Onyx Spirits company — the Connecticut-based maker of Moonshine. But while watching a documentary about Highclere Castle — the iconic stately home used as the backdrop for Downton Abbey — he was inspired to launch a Gin that reflects the spirit of the estate. And in the Langley Distillery — the England’s Oldest Gin Distillery — they brought this inspiration to life.

Highclere Castle Gin is distilled from a blend of 10 botanicals featuring delicate citrus notes from oranges grown on Highclere’s ancient estate. With an award-winning smooth finish, it is the first super-premium Gin that can be enjoyed straight on the rocks or used to elevate any cocktail.

The philosophy behind Highclere Castle Gin's taste profile is referred to as, "garden to glass", reflecting the spirit of the Highclere estate. The infusions are largely what you would expect in a London Dry — juniper (of course), lavender, orange zest, lime flower, cardamom, cassia, angelica, and coriander are there. Highclere’s famously grown oats were infused in the blend, which is fairly unique and softens the finish. It’s bottled at a very respectable 43.5% ABV. Finally, we would be remiss if we did not call attention to the lovely, square, purple-glass bottle with an image of the castle placed high and proud.

Elevate the moment and celebrate with the spirit of Highclere Castle.


Smartass Corner:
Highclere Castle is famous around the world as "the real Downton Abbey". Highclere Castle's extravagant parties have been held in style since the 1800’s, hosting many of the world’s most interesting people over Gin cocktails.

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Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma reflects fresh pine and citrus with florals in the background.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is crisp and dry with juniper present — but restrained — and the gentle spices and florals coming forward.

Finish
The finish is soft and clean.

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  • juniper
  • lavender
  • floral
  • lime
  • orange zest
  • zesty
  • pine
  • cardamom
  • coriander
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
London Dry Gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as Spirits such as Cognac, Scotch, or Tequila. Only a tiny handful of London Dry Gins are actually made in the city.
While juniper-heavy Gin is perfect for your daily G&T, it is also complemented extremely well by tea flavours such as Earl Grey. Try steeping Earl Grey tea bags in Gin for an hour before mixing it with lemon juice and soda for a refreshing tipple. This one gets you additional kudos, so let’s keep it between us.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
As producers try to develop new styles and flavors of Gin, to push the category and find a niche, the need for trying new methods of extracting flavors, as well as using more unusual botanicals, has grown.

One such way is the vacuum distillation method, when the redistillation of botanicals takes place in a vacuum.
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
London Dry Gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as Spirits such as Cognac, Scotch, or Tequila. Only a tiny handful of London Dry Gins are actually made in the city.
While juniper-heavy Gin is perfect for your daily G&T, it is also complemented extremely well by tea flavours such as Earl Grey. Try steeping Earl Grey tea bags in Gin for an hour before mixing it with lemon juice and soda for a refreshing tipple. This one gets you additional kudos, so let’s keep it between us.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
As producers try to develop new styles and flavors of Gin, to push the category and find a niche, the need for trying new methods of extracting flavors, as well as using more unusual botanicals, has grown.

One such way is the vacuum distillation method, when the redistillation of botanicals takes place in a vacuum.
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
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