West Sussex, October 2016.
Foxhole Spirits launches the first gin distilled with English wine grapes picked from Sussex vineyards.
The handcrafted gin is created in small batches in a unique process which presses the unused juice from English wine grapes.
James Oag-Cooper and Sam Linter, Foxhole Spirits co-founders, created the unique spirit after pursuing their passion for sustainability and utilising by-products of winemaking.
James said: “In a typical English wine harvest, because of the nature of wine-making, around 30 - 40% of the grape material is not used and normally gets thrown away; however, when it is put through a second pressing, we can use the juice to create a gin with a beautiful balance of floral and citrus characteristics.”
James continues: “As a company, we want to promote sustainability across the drinks industry and reduce industry waste. This process provides Foxhole Gin with a production method that is unique and not currently used for any other gin produced in the UK.”
Foxhole Gin reflects the characteristics and flavours of the English countryside. Along with the grapes, this premium London Dry Gin is also infused with the botanicals Juniper, Coriander, Angelica Root, Orris Root, Liquorice Root, Bitter Orange, Fresh Lemon Zest, Grapefruit Zest, Angelica Seed and diluted with natural spring water.
The name Foxhole originates from one of the vineyards where the English wine grapes were handpicked. The first batch, made from the 2014 vintage, is launching as a limited edition of 960 hand-numbered bottles.
Foxhole Gin is available through www.foxholespirits.com and a selection of independent retailers and bars from £40.
For more information visit www.foxholespirits.com.