Surrey Hills’ gin rolls into Australia
19th August 2021
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Silent Pool Gin, has arrived in Australia this month, direct from the rolling hills of Surrey Hills, United Kingdom. Founded on the banks of Silent Pool and inspired by the area’s natural beauty and fresh water source, Silent Pool Gin is a truly sustainable distillery committed to producing handcrafted, artisan spirits using locally sourced ingredients and botanicals.
The area of the Silent Pool is an atmospheric location shrouded in myth and folklore. Legend has it that in the early 1200s, a Woodcutter’s daughter was discovered floating in the Silent Pool, alongside the crest of Prince John – the future King of England. If you look closely at the pattern on your Silent Pool Gin bottle, you will spot the Woodcutter’s Daughter, Prince John and a crown representing his royal crest.
It was from these mystical origins that Founders Ian McCulloch and James Shelbourne were inspired to create a truly unique spirit that could perfectly encapsulate the romantic essence of its surrounds. After experimenting with hundreds of different flavour combinations over the years, and breaking down ingredients to a molecular level, the signature Silent Pool Gin recipe was perfected, featuring 24 natural botanicals that are multi-layered and bursting with complex flavours.
Darren Macaskill, Marketing Director for Silent Pool Gin says, “We are very excited to finally be launching Silent Pool Gin down under. There’s no doubt that Australians’ love of premium gin has been growing exponentially in the last number of years, and so we’re looking forward to bringing them this delicious spirit, that’s as beautiful on the outside, as it is on the inside. The entire Silent Pool Gin range is produced at the distillery as part of a unique four-stage process, that heroes local ingredients and ensures environmentally sustainable practices are upheld, which we know is so important to consumers in Australia too.”
The distillers at Silent Pool Gin have created a unique and innovative four-stage distillation process allowing the team to precisely control the quality and flavour of each gin. The core Silent Pool Gin botanicals, such as juniper, coriander and cardamom, are first steeped and macerated in alcohol, to achieve maximum flavour extraction for a deep and rich flavour profile that lingers on the palate.
Then the more delicate floral ingredients, such as chamomile, rose and elderflower, are steeped separately in high proof spirits in a giant tea bag. After 24 hours, the teabag is strained and the unwanted plant material is discarded before adding the bright green, oil-rich liquid to the still. These ingredients give a combination of bright floral notes and mid-palate complexity. We call this unique process our bespoke Gin Tea infusion.
The distillation is then passed through a basket infusion to draw out the brighter top notes of citrus and the Macedonian juniper. Then finally, the distillation process is completed using a rectifying column, where the spirit is refined by the highly skilled distillers by aroma and taste, to create a perfectly balanced, final product. The result is an award-winning gin that is beautifully complex and refreshingly distinctive.
Silent Pool Gin is best served as a G&T over ice, with a premium Indian tonic water and garnish of orange peel.
Currently exported to more than 40 countries, Silent Pool also gained double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Silent Pool Gin has an ABV of 43 per cent and is available to purchase in Australia now, from leading retailers including Dan Murphy’s and BWS. RRP 43 per cent. Other variations from the Silent Pool Gin range are due to arrive in Australia later this year.