The Distillery: A blend of skills, experience and artistry as rare as the Gin itself.
Technically, you can make gin in about 48 hours. Which makes you wonder why we need 8,760 – or an entire year - to make a batch of Foxhole Gin. The answer is that most gins are made using grain spirit alone. Ours, on the other hand, includes grape spirit. So we have to factor in a full grape-growing season, harvest and first pressing for winemaking, before we can even start. Then we have to make our own English wine, which doesn’t happen overnight, either.
It takes two days to distil the wine into grape spirit; another two days to blend it with neutral spirit and carefully selected botanicals. Then it’s back to the still for a second time, and the real magic happens.
But because no two grape vintages are the same, our raw material changes from year to year, too. So we work with our distillers to achieve the perfect flavour balance and ensure consistent quality. The result is a smooth, aromatic gin whose flavours subtly change with each new harvest. To be honest, we couldn’t make it any quicker, even if we wanted to. We think you’ll agree it’s definitely worth taking time over.
Location: Albury, Surrey, United Kingdom
Still type: Hand built copper pot
Still material: Copper and Stainless Steel
Still Capacity: 350 Litres
Heat Source: Wood fired steam boiler
Foxhole Gin Botanicals
- English Grape Spirit
- Angelica Seed
- Orris Root
- Liquorice Root
- Bitter Orange
- Fresh Lemon Zest
- Fresh Grapefruit Zest