This gin is the result of the innovation that the Nonesuch team pride themselves on.
Using Hemp Seeds presented us with a real challenge in how to best present the amazing notes of the hero botanical.
After many months and many test distillations we became convinced that the Hemp Seeds really shone best in the company of grain. Once we were aware of that, it became clear that the gin should be made in the Dutch or Belgium style.
In those countries the product would be called a Jenever but it can only be named Jenever if it is made in one of those countries.
This process for making a Jenever involves the production of a malt spirit that is double distilled in our copper pot still. A second spirit (a neutral spirit) is infused with selected botanicals and redistilled.
Our grain mix for the malt spirit comprises Rye, Corn and Barley.
The meticulous combination of each of these elements results in a gin that can be enjoyed neat, over ice or in your favourite cocktail.
The Gin is nutty, earthy and buttery with a finish that lingers enjoyably on the palate.
We have had a really exciting time recently as the very first cask of whisky was decanted and is being readied for bottling.Our in-house tasting team have determined that the bottling strength for this particular whisky will be 48% abv as, at this strength, the characters present best. Bottling whisky is not simply a process of moving it from the cask to bottles. When we add water to the cask strength spirit a chemical reaction takes place and that results in some of the proteins and oils coming out of suspension. These oils and proteins only need to be removed for aesthetic purposes, they actually contribute a lot of flavour and colour but look unappealing if left in the bottle....
Raising awareness of Mental Health is something near and dear to us so when Sydney based Art Director, Amy Roser, made us aware of the project she had underway to address this issue we were immediately on-board. Amy is curating an exhibition titled "So Far So Good" with 100% of the profits going to support the amazing work of charity One Wave (pictured) along with another very active charity, batyr,. Both One Wave and batyr have approached the work of raising awareness of issues such as depression and anxiety in unique and engaging ways. Please have a look at their websites to see the great work they are doing. How are we supporting Amy and So Far So Good? Our first undertaking was to...
This cocktail was advertised in Pittsburg (USA) in 1909 and the ad that appeared then is certainly cringworthy by the standards of today.The advertisement stated that –• One makes a man listen to the suffragette case, • two makes him think the cause has some merit, • three makes him a convert and • four makes him go home to do the dishes.To make this cocktail you will need -• 30ml sloe gin• 30ml dry vermouth• 30ml sweet vermouth• Dash of orange bitters• Lemon Put the sloe gin, dry vermouth, and sweet vermouth in a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until well chilled. Then strain into a cocktail glass and Garnish with a lemon twist.
We naturally enjoy our Gin in an array of amazing cocktails but we also enjoy creating fantastic foods using Gin. This recipe caught our eye and we loved the fudge so much we just had to share it. Have fun and enjoy it. You will need -2 cups of white chocolate chips8 cups confectioner's sugar1 cup Nonesuch Dry Ginzest of 2 limes (optional) To make -Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at medium power for until melted, stirring well at regular intervals.While the chocolate is melting, place the confectioner's sugar in a large bowl. Whisk the gin into the sugar. The mixture will look like...