MAYFIELD SUSSEX HOP GIN
'SINGLE FARM GIN DRAGGED BY ITS NOSTRILS TO SAINT DUNSTAN'S COPPER POT'
Created by James Rackham, founder of artisanal spirits company, Emporia Brands, liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Distillers and resident of Mayfield, East Sussex. The dramatic label depicts the story of Saint Dunstan and The Devil, an epic event which, as the story goes, happened in the 10th Century in Mayfield Village, East Sussex.
Our hops were discovered as a wild hop growing in local hedgerows in Sussex, and is now cultivated, by award-winning hop farmer Andrew Head, in just one acre of his thirty acre hop farm in Salehurst. Sussex Hop is now an approved variety and gives an amazing citrus and hop character to our fabulous Sussex gin.
Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin is a recipe of 8 natural botanicals. Juniper berries of course, the signature botanical, followed by our Sussex Hop, orange peel, lemon peel, coriander, angelica, orris and liquorice. Each botanical is micro distilled in our copper pot still, then brought together to create a unique personality.
Nose: An enticing zesty citrus note.
Palate: There is more of the same, with a pure, pine-and-spice juniper heart. The hops provide a floral note with a delicious subtle sweet bitterness and an elegant finish.
70cl - 40% abv