Taking our base spirit, we dilute this with distilled water to a very specific % alcohol. This is a very important detail and closely guarded – this means no one can copy our Gin. This is carefully decanted into one of the 200L alembic stills.
Next to be added in the process are the botanicals, not over dried, not oxidised, just exactly what they are and not false. Each botanical is chopped or split or bruised – creating not too much surface area but also not too little, depending on the specific botanical. Then we add our chosen botanicals at different stages directly to the pot (rather than in a basket above as the basket method gives an extractive bias towards alcohol soluble flavours over water soluble ones). They need to be added at different stages due to their ferocity of flavour and miscibility.
Typically, our Gin comes off at circa 79% alcohol – the extreme end of London Dry Gin. London Dry Gin is a definition in gin terms.
To call it London Dry Gin, it must be a distilled gin and come off the final still, at over 70% alcohol but less than 81% and it must be colourless. Worsley Gin is a London Dry Gin – we believe the best type of gin and perfect for the science.