TIPPLEMILL GIN ~ GENEROUS IN SPIRIT ~ FROM OUR HEART

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TIPPLEMILL GIN ~ GENEROUS IN SPIRIT ~ FROM OUR HEART

The Botanicals

We have selected the highest quality and responsibly sourced ingredients from our farm and from around the world.

The origin of each botanical plays an important role in creating the taste of Tipplemill.

Sweet fennel

Sweet fennel is grown on our farm within a winter bird food cover and it is those seeds we use for their sweet aniseed aroma with delicate mint notes.

In autumn we collect the seeds which are dried naturally on the stalk making harvesting quick and easy. We snip the heads off and with a little shake the seeds drop out. We then sieve and sort through the seeds to remove any odd bits of chaff, stem and damaged seeds.

Any seeds blown out by the wind or knocked off by perching birds allows the fennel to reseed naturally. The sweet fennel plants also act as structural supports for the weaker stemmed seed bearing crops such as white millet and buckwheat. A favourite snack for our farmland birds.

Elderflower

Elderflowers have a uniquely fresh, floral and lychee flavour profile and are found within our hedgerows around the farm. In late May to early June these umbrellas of dense white flowers are at their finest and ready for harvest.

We snip off the crowns (leaving a supply to develop into berries – an important food source for birds and insects during late summer) and then lay the flower heads on racks to dehydrate and store ready for use.

Juniper berries – Tuscany

We have sourced the very best quality berries from the wild hills of Tuscany. Here the wild bushes benefit from large amounts of sunshine to ripen the berries and hence produce a more fruity profile than other locations.

The dark plum coloured ripe berries are hand harvested from September to November. Using a large stick the farmers hit the Juniper bushes to release the ripe berries which are caught in sheets below. They are then sorted to remove any shrub needles and any unripe berries.

Coriander seeds – Black Sea Coast

Coriander seeds are a cultivated crop grown by farmers in many locations globally and produce different flavour profiles depending on the climate.

We chose to source our coriander seeds from the Black Sea Coast as the seeds grown on this flat plain of coastline have a particularly citrus flavour profile.

Grapefruit and Orange Peel – Mediterranean

Our grapefruit and orange peels are sourced from the Mediterranean. After the main harvest of fruit for juice, the remaining fruit is picked, peeled, and then dried in long ribbons in the hot Mediterranean sun before being hand sorted into sizes.

These sun-dried peels retain very high levels of oils, perfect for use in Tipplemill London Dry Gin providing a robust citrus flavour with the perfect balance of bitter sweet notes.

Angelica root – Belgium

Angelica from cultivated crops requires the most specialist farming skills. We selected angelica root sourced direct from farmers in Flanders, Belgium. Like Tipplemill’s wheat this angelica crop is the result of generational farming expertise.

Their continued use of historical root crop and seeds produce large flavoursome roots with an aromatic earthy profile.

Orris root – Morocco

In Morocco iris roots are harvested by hand from the iris plant. It is then dried in the sun and carefully hand peeled before being left to mature and stabilise before being ground down in to powder ready for use.

Inspired by elderflower foraged from our hedgerows and sweet fennel from our botanical garden

To accompany the subtle texture and soft mouthfeel of our base spirit, we have selected the highest quality ingredients from our farm and from around the world.

The origin of each botanical plays an important role in creating the taste of Tipplemill.

Sweet fennel

Sweet fennel is grown on our farm within a winter bird food cover and it is those seeds we use for their sweet aniseed aroma with delicate mint notes.

In autumn we collect the seeds which are dried naturally on the stalk making harvesting quick and easy. We snip the heads off and with a little shake the seeds drop out. We then sieve and sort through the seeds to remove any odd bits of chaff, stem and damaged seeds.

Any seeds blown out by the wind or knocked off by perching birds allows the fennel to reseed naturally. The sweet fennel plants also act as structural supports for the weaker stemmed seed bearing crops such as white millet and buckwheat. A favourite snack for our farmland birds.

Elderflower

Elderflowers have a uniquely fresh, floral and lychee flavour profile and are found within our hedgerows around the farm. In late May to early June these umbrellas of dense white flowers are at their finest and ready for harvest.

We snip off the crowns (leaving a supply to develop into berries – an important food source for birds and insects during late summer) and then lay the flower heads on racks to dehydrate and store ready for use.

Juniper berries – Tuscany

We have sourced the very best quality berries from the wild hills of Tuscany. Here the wild bushes benefit from large amounts of sunshine to ripen the berries and hence produce a more fruity profile than other locations.

The dark plum coloured ripe berries are hand harvested durifromng September to November. Using a large stick the farmers hit the Juniper bushes to release the ripe berries which are caught in sheets below. They are then sorted to remove any shrub needles and any unripe berries.

Coriander seeds – Black Sea Coast

Coriander seeds are a cultivated crop grown by farmers in many locations globally and produce different flavour profiles depending on the climate.

We chose to source our coriander seeds from the Black Sea Coast as the seeds grown on this flat plain of coastline have a particularly citrus flavour profile.

Grapefruit and Orange Peel – Mediterranean

Our grapefruit and orange peels are sourced from the Mediterranean. After the main harvest of fruit for juice, the remaining fruit is picked, peeled, and then dried in long ribbons in the hot Mediterranean sun before being hand sorted into sizes.

These sun-dried peels retain very high levels of oils, perfect for use in Tipplemill London Dry Gin, providing a robust citrus flavour with the perfect balance of bitter sweet notes.

Angelica root – Belgium

Angelica from cultivated crops requires the most specialist farming skills. We selected angelica root sourced direct from farmers in Flanders, Belgium. Like Tipplemill’s wheat this angelica crop is the result of generational farming expertise.

Their continued use of historical root crop and seeds produce large flavoursome roots with an aromatic earthy profile.

Orris root – Morocco

In Morocco iris roots are wild harvested by hand from the iris plants. It is then dried in the sun and carefully hand peeled before being left to mature and stabilise before being ground down in to powder ready for use.

Inspired by elderflower foraged from our hedgerows and sweet fennel from our botanical garden