Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, surrounded by woodland and steeped in thousands of years of history and tradition lies the sleepy Sussex hamlet of Chilgrove. This beautiful corner of rural England is home to Chilgrove Dry Gin, an astonishing spirit as elegant as it is gloriously English. Handcrafted using traditional methods and distilled with natural mineral water filtered through the very chalk Downs which surround Chilgrove; this fine London Dry Gin marries only the finest botanicals together with a neutral spirit distilled from grapes. It is this unusual relationship which gives Chilgrove Gin its sophisticated character, whilst the perfectly balanced elect of flavours, truly make it the gin for all seasons.
The botanicals act differently in the grape-spirit as opposed to a standard cereal base, and the benefits are in the delivery and mouth-feel of the gin. Chilgrove is seriously smooth with a perfect length. A big, powerful, complex gin. The neutral grape spirit base helps to give a soft mouth feel and bring forward floral notes as it combines with the citrus botanicals. Overall there is a gentle delivery of the botanical flavours which end up with a spicy peppery note delivered by the grains of paradise working with the juniper berries.