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Taste with your nose : Part 1 of our Senses Series

The fresh waft of the sea breeze at the coast, or the buttery dough from the bakery, our nose is our leader. We do not have to see the product, food or drink to smell what it will most likely taste like. We can identify something that is off, or something that makes us want more. And when it's blocked, life is mundane and grey.  The nose. Our kingpin sense. It may seem obvious that our nose plays such a vital role when it comes to our experience of life, however it does carry more elusive characteristics.  What we sometimes believe something smells like is not actually what it smells like. Let's take lavender for example. What does that smell...

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Menu

Join for some bespoke and unusual offerings at our distillery. Casual and relaxed, but space is limited, so should you want to book a spot, you can contact us here. Our famous snack platters will also be available for bookings. Coffee and Hot Chocolate available too. Our Wine and Whisky Menu (last image) changes often as we like to keep things fresh and interesting. We look forward to hosting you!

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Wine & Whisky Sundays

The last Sunday of every month we'll be hosting bespoke wines and whiskies from around the world for tasting. 10am-3pm. Casual and relaxed, but space is limited, so should you want to book a spot, you can contact us here. Our famous snack platters will also be available for bookings. Coffee and Hot Chocolate available too. Below is a menu of what we'll have available on Sunday 30 May 2021.  

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Break all the rules and taste it neat... first!

On numerous occasions we have guests who come in to a tasting and when I say the words; 'I would like to encourage you to taste it neat', the look on their faces scares me too. Look, it's not like you go to a bar and ask for a shot of neat gin. It's usually tequila, Jager, or vodka. Now she's asking me to taste it neat?!  There is method to my madness. I had a gentleman in the distillery who told me he had never tasted brandy neat, yet is a brandy drinker. How does he drink his brandy then? Of course a few blocks of ice and Cola, or diet Cola. So when I asked him what he...

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WhiskyBrother&Co Exclusive Release Gin

Last year we were asked to experiment with some recipes for an exclusive release gin. The brief was it needs to be predominantly citrus in flavour and aroma and have an ABV of 57%... Navy Strength! So I thought this would be a great opportunity to explain how we would go about this. Not as easy as you would think. At a higher (57%) ABV, the botanicals and their respective ratios we use, would need to be robust enough to shine through regardless of the spirit strength. Of course in our distillery Juniper takes center stage, with coriander and green cardamom not far behind. I created 9 recipes. As the brief was that it needs to be citrus forward, I macerated 6 of the recipes for 48hrs...

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