Tirril Wild Blackberry Gin 70cl 40% Vol
Tirril Wild Blackberry Gin
Tirril Cumbrian Hedrow & Farmhouse Gins are all small batch distilled gins, made in collaboration with Solway Spirits.
This unique gin is flavoured entirely from fruits foraged from the green lanes and fells in and around Cumbria by the guys at Tirril Brewery, with no added commercial flavouring.
Tirril met Andrew Emmerson of local distillers Solway Spirits at a tasting event in 2018, where they were at adjacent stalls. They both discussed their belief in authenticity of products and their despair at some of the mass produced synthetic spirits that were flooding the market at that time, masquerading as quality gins. It wasn’t long before Andrew had agreed to make the base gins to combine with the hedgerow produce that Tirril foraged to produce their range of very Cumbrian gins.
As Andrew explains, experimentation is their passion at Solway Spirits (right up there with testing the gins…). He and Kate started in their garage in 2010 on a homemade still. Now they produce their gins with two 120L alembic stills incorporating “gin baskets” for collecting superior flavours in their spirits.
For the base gins that compliment Tirril’s fruit syrups Solway Spirits use their favoured botanicals of juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica, lemon peel, orange peel and orris root. To add to the Lakeland character of our gins we have been supplying Kate and Andrew with wild juniper berries that we have foraged from the juniper bushes that still grow across the Lake District. Many of our gins are hazy, as to preserve the flavour of our syrups they are only lightly strained, leaving both fruit and flavour in the gins.
Andrew has worked wonders with whatever flavours Tirril have suggested and is now heavily involved in producing specially designed “house gins” for several of our customers. In keeping with their ethos of quality and authenticity all of Tirril’s gins are 40% abv, proper full strength real gins.
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