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Forest Gin
Forest Gin
Forest Gin

Forest Gin

Regular price £55.00 £49.99 Sale

As well as great beer, we now have great gin, available to order online, delivered to your door.

We have chosen to work with an award winning local gin producer who themselves are also like us an independent family business with a great product.

Forest Gin is THE ONLY Gin to have ever been awarded two separate Double-Gold Medals at the San Francisco World Spirit Awards.

The Forest Distillery is a unique 17th century barn, nestled 1,200ft above sea level within the beautiful Macclesfield Forest in the Peak District National Park.

It is here that the Bond family and a small team of weasels daily distil spirits of the very highest quality. They predominately use organic and foraged ingredients where possible in their products, and all water used in the process comes from their own cool, clear natural spring.

Their goal is to make the best tasting products that they possibly can, from the finest locally sourced ingredients where possible. They do as much as possible by hand – right down to the bottling.

They are VERY proud of their little distillery, and hope that you love it is as much as we do.

Bottle of Forest Gin and a view of Macclesfield Forest

Now a little bit more about the gin.

It is available in two flavours.

Forest Gin (London Dry Gin), 70cl, 42%

Forest Gin is distilled by the family in batches of a maximum of 85 bottles at a time. Each bottle contains these key elements:

SOURCED

  • Organic Juniper Berries
  • Organic Coriander Seeds
  • Superior quality Vanilla pods, Liquorice root, Angelica and others

FORAGED

  • Wild Bilberries, Raspberries & Blackberries
  • Peak District Moss & Ferns
  • A sprinkling of wild flowers, spruce & pine

WATER

  • The softest Forest Spring Water
  • From our distillery spring 1,200 ft above sea level
  • An ancient spring in the Peak District
  • Blended to 42% abv

These ingredients are ground by hand using a pestle & mortar, before being distilled here in Cheshire. The alcohol vapour and the flavoursome oils from the botanicals reach our copper condenser, where they are immediately cooled. This fragrant spirit is then blended with our spring water to create unfiltered London Dry Gin of the very highest quality.

Early Grey, 70cl, 39.5%

Earl Grey Forest Gin is produced by the Bond family from their award winning distillery in The Peak District National Park.

They pick ingredients from the local forest such as bilberry, wild raspberry, gorse flower, pine and moss. These are ground by hand in a pestle & mortar with traditional gin ingredients, including Organic Juniper, Organic coriander seed, liquorice and vanilla.

These freshly ground ingredients are then distilled just once in our tiny 30 litre pot still, before the addition of an incredible blend of Earl Grey Tea by Cheshire blenders Quinteassential, along with our own spring water from the ground beneath the distillery.

The resulting spirit retains all of the herbal, earthy flavours of Forest Gin, whilst the addition of the Earl Grey Tea blend adds sumptuous, delicate notes from oolong, cornflowers and Sicilian bergamot.

Serving suggestion:

We suggest pouring this with your favourite tonic over ice with a slice of fresh lemon, or it is a fantastic base to add a depth of flavour to many gin cocktails.