DUKE GIN 500ML

Item No.DGO500
Duke gin is truly crafted. From farm to bottle. And regal alongside its namesake, Duke the Viszla, which roams the Summerfields Estate. It takes patience and time, nothing is rushed. Duke gin starts with the annual litchi harvest, 100 tons of fruit which is brought from the orchards in late December
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Description

Duke gin is truly crafted. From farm to bottle. And regal alongside its
namesake, Duke the Viszla, which roams the Summerfields Estate.
It takes patience and time, nothing is rushed.
Duke gin starts with the annual litchi harvest, 100 tons of fruit which is
brought from the orchards in late December. The orchards are carefully
cultivated all year – pruned in autumn, allowing the cold of winter to
activate the flowering buds, fertilized through spring and then waiting
for the fruit to ripen, to grow in size and sugar content.
The fruit is sized and graded, and anything with a sunburn spot, a slight
tear or stingmark is earmarked for the distillery.
The fruit is carefully skinned and pipped, then juiced. More than half is
discarded as pulp (for composting), the sweet juice collected into
fermentation tanks. The pH is meticulously monitored, and champagne
yeast added to start the fermentation process.
After a week to ten days the yeast turns the sugar into alcohol and Co2.
The first distillation run, known as ‘stripping distillation’ is done in a
traditional 200l Albemic still over an open flame. The litchi wine is
turned into a low volume alcohol.
The second distillation takes place in a fractional still in six stages. Care
needs to be taken to remove the ‘heads’ and ‘tails’, and to ensure that the
litchi flavour is not lost.
The third distillation adds our precious botanicals – juniper berries,
rose geranium and ginger from the farm, orris and angelica to add
stability.
The batch is aged in stainless steel for at least three months before being
bottled – also on the Estate.
From a 100t harvest the yield is no more than 5,000 l of gin.
The nose gets floral notes of rose and litchi. The taste is bold - sweetness
of fruit balanced with the bitterness of ground and the dry aftertaste of
juniper. Truly unique.
Duke gin is 43% ABV, and bottled in 500ml bottles. Each bottle is
individually boxed. Six bottles are packed in a shipping box.
Best enjoyed with lemon, ice and basil.

Specifications

Brand
DUKE
Deposit Value included in Price
0.00
Liquid Volume
500ml
BarCode
6009900424415

DUKE GIN 500ML

Item No.DGO500
Duke gin is truly crafted. From farm to bottle. And regal alongside its namesake, Duke the Viszla, which roams the Summerfields Estate. It takes patience and time, nothing is rushed. Duke gin starts with the annual litchi harvest, 100 tons of fruit which is brought from the orchards in late December
Out of stock

Description

Duke gin is truly crafted. From farm to bottle. And regal alongside its
namesake, Duke the Viszla, which roams the Summerfields Estate.
It takes patience and time, nothing is rushed.
Duke gin starts with the annual litchi harvest, 100 tons of fruit which is
brought from the orchards in late December. The orchards are carefully
cultivated all year – pruned in autumn, allowing the cold of winter to
activate the flowering buds, fertilized through spring and then waiting
for the fruit to ripen, to grow in size and sugar content.
The fruit is sized and graded, and anything with a sunburn spot, a slight
tear or stingmark is earmarked for the distillery.
The fruit is carefully skinned and pipped, then juiced. More than half is
discarded as pulp (for composting), the sweet juice collected into
fermentation tanks. The pH is meticulously monitored, and champagne
yeast added to start the fermentation process.
After a week to ten days the yeast turns the sugar into alcohol and Co2.
The first distillation run, known as ‘stripping distillation’ is done in a
traditional 200l Albemic still over an open flame. The litchi wine is
turned into a low volume alcohol.
The second distillation takes place in a fractional still in six stages. Care
needs to be taken to remove the ‘heads’ and ‘tails’, and to ensure that the
litchi flavour is not lost.
The third distillation adds our precious botanicals – juniper berries,
rose geranium and ginger from the farm, orris and angelica to add
stability.
The batch is aged in stainless steel for at least three months before being
bottled – also on the Estate.
From a 100t harvest the yield is no more than 5,000 l of gin.
The nose gets floral notes of rose and litchi. The taste is bold - sweetness
of fruit balanced with the bitterness of ground and the dry aftertaste of
juniper. Truly unique.
Duke gin is 43% ABV, and bottled in 500ml bottles. Each bottle is
individually boxed. Six bottles are packed in a shipping box.
Best enjoyed with lemon, ice and basil.

Specifications

Brand
DUKE
Deposit Value included in Price
0.00
Liquid Volume
500ml
BarCode
6009900424415