Audemus Pink Pepper Gin 44% ABV
Audemus Pink Pepper Gin
Audemus Pink Pepper Gin is their flagship product – it was born from a desire to create an aromatically bold and complex new-style gin. Steering away from the straight and dry juniper-lead style of gins from the yesteryears, they have created a spirit which will evolve and change depending on how it’s enjoyed. Each batch of Pink Pepper Gin is dedicated to family members, good friends and people who are part of the Audemus story.
When you first try a sip of Audemus Pink Pepper Gin, it’s the fresher, spicy notes of pink peppercorns, juniper and cardamom that are prominent. As the gin warms up, warmer patisserie notes of vanilla and tonka come to the fore. When diluted or served chilled over ice, the spirit opens up with beautiful florality. On the palate the gin is full bodied and intensely aromatic – thus it’s perfect for sipping or for enjoying in cocktails. Botanicals: Pink peppercorns, Juniper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Honey, Vanilla, Tonka beans and two secret ingredients.
Every batch of Pink Pepper Gin is named in honour of a person or people who has inspired them, helped them, raised them, given their energy to support of their dreams. Not only relating to Audemus Spirits, but people in their own lives. These are the Pink Pepper People.
The Audemus Distillery is a little atypical for the Cognac region, where you usually encounter giant copper beasts which can churn out hundreds of litres of their spirit a day. In fact, there are only a handful of distilleries around the globe that create the way Audemus do. Originally inspired by the enigmatic work of Sacred Spirits of London established a few years prior, Audemus understood the power of a small and agile offering in the world of distilling.
Audemus operate a vacuum distillery out of the distiller’s (Miko’s) living room in the centre of Cognac. The principle behind this method of distillation is simple and now well documented. By lowering the pressure inside the still, you lower the temperature at which the alcohol will boil – meaning you avoid cooking the botanicals you distill; ensuring the freshness of flavour is maintained. Distilling is always distilling – evaporating and condensing; nothing more – however, it is a process that is infinitely complex in its simplicity and allows for a myriad of detail.
Every botanical Audemus distill is done so individually, with its own specific method. The maceration time, botanical ratio, alcohol ABV, distillation time, pressure and temperature will all depend on the botanical’s character. If you’re looking for delicate flavours – everything will be done with a gentle touch. If you’re looking for spicier and stronger notes, you will increase the intensity at which you will extract flavour. Juniper is a brilliant example to illustrate this; for Pink Pepper Gin, Audemus distill their juniper at 55 degrees extracting medium spice and intensity. At higher temperatures you’d extract more resiny (terpenic) flavours, at lower temperatures you’d extract greener and more citrusy notes.