Silent Pool Distillers and Coln Valley Smokehouse, two artisan producers, have created a smoked salmon like you have never tasted before.
Imagine the delicious, smokey taste of salmon, cured in one of England’s last traditional smokehouses, infused with a high proof gin which is hand-crafted to accentuate kaffir lime and juniper berries, two of the key botanicals used in the production of this multi-award winning gin.
The idea of infusing salmon with a concentrated gin that exaggerates key botanicals was the brainchild of Silent Pool Distiller’s Director, Ian McCulloch and Andrew Leigh, Chairman of John Ross Jr ( Aberdeen ), holders of the Queens Warrant for fish curing who happen to be based in Hatchlands Park in Clandon. A lover of wild food and game, with a keen sense of place, Ian was passionate about capturing the essence of the beautiful Surrey Hills in Silent Pool Gin and excited by the creative possibilities of marrying the spirit with a high quality smoked salmon.
“I love smoked salmon, and Silent Pool Gin has this fantastic citrus and juniper-driven flavour, so putting them together is really the best of both worlds,” he said. Coln Valley MD Mark Osborne said: “The flavour is very different and I think they work very well together. It is an exciting new product for us!”
The gin-infused salmon will be available for purchase from the distillery’s on-site shop, it’s website ( silentpooldistillers.com ) as well as from quality food shops throughout the Surrey area prior to Christmas.
Silent Pool Distillers has won a number of international awards since its launch in 2015 and its highly skilled team fizzes with creative ideas, producing an impressive range of gins including: Navy Strength and English Rose as well as a limited-release gin, plus strawberry and blackberry gin cordials, vodka and eau de vies – everything you need to stock your entire drinks’ cabinet for the holidays.
Coln Valley is one of the leading UK smoked salmon producers, who use an updated version of the original London brick kilns for smoking. It has won multiple Great Taste Gold Star Awards and supplies premium food halls in London and Michelin-starred restaurants throughout the country.