Chilgrove Blue Water Gin draws its inspiration from the rich history that exists between England and Australia, both in terms of the early explorers & settlers and also the subsequent maritime trade-routes. The botanicals which have been chosen all had their part to play in this story.
Bottled at a super-premium 46% abv, Chilgrove Blue Water Gin crafted using a total of fourteen botanicals including indigenous Australian and English botanicals. These are distilled with a 100% grape-alcohol base and natural mineral water sourced from the South Downs which surround the hamlet of Chilgrove in West Sussex.
Common along the Queensland coast, Lemon Myrtle is considered to be the queen of the lemon herbs. Within Bluewater it is both sweet and refreshing, delivering a fresh citrus aroma and strong lemon flavour.
Nature’s answer to popping candy, finger limes are known for the way the citrusy pearls burst with flavour. They deliver an aroma of fresh, zesty citrus and just a hint of cooked apples.
A classic example of ‘bush tucker’, early settlers used the plums in preserves, sauces and even in red wine. The Davidson Plum brings forward notes of stewed rhubarb along with a slight earthiness.
For thousands of years, Riberries were relied upon as a food source by the indigenous population. This botanical brings a hint of warm clove and cinnamon spice to Bluewater with a subtle sweet aroma.
Coriander is the second most important botanical in the majority of gins. The dry fruits of the plant are used for their delectable, spicy, lemon flavours and also help to keep Chilgrove Blue Water Gin beautifully dry.
This aromatic, perennial English herb lends a delightful freshness to Chilgrove Blue Water Gin and works beautifully alongside the Lemon Myrtle.
Known as the Angel of Herbs, Angelica is related to parsley, carrot and fennel. The root adds a warm, earthy flavour and also acts as a binder bringing the other botanicals together.
Mentioned in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, Savory is a traditional and popular English herb which lends a sweet and delicate aroma to the gin.