Distillation and Gin-Esque®
11th century Italian monks produced the first gin like spirit, a medicinal tonic distilled using wine and juniper. They used a swan neck alembic still, a design invented in the 700s in what is now modern-day Iraq. Many copper stills like traditional alembics are still handcrafted with the same incredible attention to detail following the same engineering principles that have been in place since the start of distillation.
Those well versed in the process of gin making understand the key role that a copper still plays. The number of distillery websites showing images of bright elegant copper stills lined up in a row is countless. This again illustrates the elegance and versatility of distillation as an extraction technique.
The recent years have witnessed a revolution in gin and other alcoholic spirits. Current trends also show that an increasing number of people are looking for non-alcoholic grown up options that look like and are presented with the same sophistication as alcoholic beverages. There is a preference for crafted products using traditional techniques.
In creating Gin-Esque® we have taken a selection of organically grown botanicals and through the combination of age-old maceration processes and traditional copper pot distillation have produced a product that expresses the true essence of the herbs. We have adapted our process to not use alcohol at any stage of crafting. Our products are also calorie free and do not contain any added flavours or sugar.
Gin-Esque®symbolises all that one would expect from an in vogue crafted product
- Small batch production using traditional copper pot still
- A complex blend of organically grown herbs and spices
- Looks like and is presented like gin
But without the alcohol….
We hope that Gin-Esque® will provide a great option for you when you do not want to drink alcohol.