Williams Elegant 48 Gin
Williams // England
The Chase Distillery is a family-owned, seed-to-bottle distillery. Located on their farm in Herefordshire, just north of London, they, in the case of this gin, distill cider from their own apples grown in their orchard. For their Elegant 48, it is then distilled with 11 wild botanicals including orange and lemon peel, hops, and elderflower. 48 refers to the ABV of this gin.
Distilled GinThis style of gin takes a neutral spirit and then adds juniper berries and other natural flavorings before it is re-distilled. After distillation, additional flavors (artificial or natural) and sweeteners may be added.
"The apple comes through here loud and clear and with the sage makes for a nice sweet/savory combination. The spices are warming and the apples come back past the spices to help keep the prickly heat at bay. Touches of hops and elderflower come through in he ends. Traditionalist, you would be wise to give this gin a chance. As for uses, a martini with a thin apple slice seems like a nice idea. Or you can do yourself a favor serve it simply--chilled, neat."