Forest Gin is distilled in small batches at the brand’s distillery based in a 17th Century stone barn within Macclesfield Forest in the Peak District National Park. This location provides perfect access for the gin’s botanicals that are foraged locally, such as Peak District moss and ferns or wild bilberries and raspberries, as well as a source of Forest Spring water from an ancient spring in the Peak District.
The brand was founded by the husband & wife team Lindsay & Karl Bond, who were passionate that not only should the gin’s ingredients be locally sourced, but the material for the bottle should be too - hence the use of Staffordshire Porcelain. The brand employed Wade Ceramics, who have created bespoke ceramic products since 1810. They made the unique Forest Gin and then applied the artwork from respected Papercut artist Suzy Taylor by hand to each bottle. Taylor is known for hand cutting all of her artwork from a single piece of paper using a scalpel and a magnifying glass.
In 2016, Forest Gin became the only ever gin to hold the distinction of being awarded two separate double-gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirit Awards.
This is our filling of a 50 Year old Sherry Cask.
Rich, sweet and smooth – with a slight addition of soft oak on the palette. We have blended some really interesting Malt whisky here. All malt, all aged 8 years and above.
We have then taken that blend and finished it in Oloroso casks (50 year old wood) here at the distillery. This has now been bottled at 47% in 700ml porcelain bottles using our spring water.
The story of this cask is a long one, but the results are outstanding. This cask has held Oloroso sherry for 50 years, and then was used for our first ever release of malts whisky. This second use has drawn out even more complex flavours and we are incredibly proud of the whisky. The bottles are polished black porcelain with a paper cut by the artist Georgia Low glazed with real gold.
Single Malt, 12 Year Old (48%)
PRIVATE BOTTLING SMALL BATCH
The current bottle is:
12 Year Moscatel cask Glentauchers
Colour - Bright Gold
Nose - Raisins, Brown Sugar, Tobacco
Palate- Brioche, Sweet Oak, Plum pudding