Each month, we share details of one of our favourite, tried and tested gins. This month, we take a look at Silent Pool…
Silent Pool Gin comes from the Silent Pool Distillery in Surrey. We’ve chosen to feature this gin because it is one of our favourites, it has a beautiful bottle and we love the story behind the name!
The distillery is located in the Duke of Northumberland’s Albury Estate, on the banks of the Silent Pool… which is considered by some to be a sacred site. It is linked to a folklore tale that says King John abducted a woodcutter’s daughter who was forced into the deep water and drowned. According to the legend, the maiden can be seen at midnight.
As mentioned, the bottle really is beautiful…hidden within the pattern (which is made up of images of the botanicals in the gin) is the king on his horseback and the maiden falling into the pool.
The Silent Pool Distillery was launched by a group of friends who had a vision for a sustainable business. In line with this, they restored a vintage wood-powered steam boiler to power the copper still.
It is a flavoursome gin – made with 24 (unnamed) botanicals. It has a citrusy, floral taste – not overpowering but with serious depth. We recommend serving with a decent tonic and a wedge of lime to offset the slight sweetness that comes from the local honey which is a subtle ingredient in this gin.
Silent Pool gin is available from the distillery’s own shop as well as Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Majestic, Oddbins, Wine Rack and other independent stockists.
Disclaimer… we are not affiliated with Silent Pool Distillery gin in any way and are giving this review as very keen – but by no means professional/official – gin tasters!