Meet the producers at Cambridge Distillery
The vision for Lucy and William Lowe was to capture the taste of the English seasons into a spirit. The way the husband and wife team did this was by selecting botanicals from the meadows near their home in East Anglia and distilling each one individually to preserve the purity of its essence. Combine this with a respect for the science of gin making and a love of nature and it’s no surprise that they’ve been named the most innovative distillery in the world three times.
“To get that distinctive smooth finish in every sip, we created a unique vacuum distillation in which temperature, timing and pressure are just three of the nine variables tailored to each botanical,” says William. “By accessing cold temperatures, we’re able to achieve a level of precision vastly beyond that of traditional distillation.” And if gin lovers everywhere want to see it in action, then head to the Cambridge Gin Laboratory, an interactive space in the city centre.
Cambridge Dry Gin
Locally grown and foraged botanicals including rosemary, angelica, blackcurrant leaf, rose petal and lemon verbena give this gin a fresh, herbaceous flavour profile that’s quintessentially English.
Try it in a Cambucha
Add 35ml Cambridge Dry Gin, 125ml kombucha and 20ml elderflower cordial to a highball over ice, mix then garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.