We distil exactingly to the London Dry style using the ‘one shot’ method, in a modern take on a traditional pot still, to create our multi-award winning signature gin. Unlike 98% of gin distilled across the world, we never use the concentrate method for our London Dry gins. The perfect quantity of botanicals for each single batch are added directly to the wash, resulting in a fabulous, full-flavoured mouth feel. We add absolutely nothing afterwards except the finest Oxfordshire natural mineral water from Blenheim Palace, so that we can absolutely guarantee the flavours going in to your glass. The signature gin we have created for you is genuinely made by hand by either Rachel or Andy; your bottle will indicate who was that day’s distiller. It is distilled gently in ultra-micro batches, a handful of bottles at a time. This allows us to manage the flavour precisely and results in a remarkably smooth gin. We cut the ‘hearts’ by taste, not by machine or alcoholic content, so you know that you will always get a genuinely craft yet consistent product. (For those who aren’t sure what we mean, the ‘hearts’ of the distillation are the lovely part of the spirit run with all the flavours of the botanicals, without any of the bitterness that comes towards the end of the run in the ‘tails’.)
The first thing you’ll notice about Sky Wave’s Signature London Dry Gin is its fabulous zingy aroma, just as a gin should be – no overwhelming alcohol smell, but a mysterious and evocative mixture of our 13 botanicals from around the world.
On tasting, it bursts with a delicate crisp, citrusy flavour, followed by a long smooth juniper led body, ending with quite an intense warm and spicy finish, making it very moreish and unusual.