Founded in the spring of 2014, Silent Pool Distillers was set up with the vision of creating handcrafted, premium spirits. Its location on the banks of the spring-fed Silent Pool, on the Duke of Northumberland’s Albury Estate, in the beautiful Surrey Hills – an area that was once flush with juniper berries – pays a fitting tribute to the main ingredient that creates the flavour of all gins: the delicately flavoured juniper berry.
Each component in Silent Pool Gin is carefully selected and, where possible, locally sourced. A hose is passed through the open door of the distillery and draws water from the Silent Pool, a body of water that gives the spirit its name, beginning the unique four stage production process.
The gin is entirely crafted within the four walls of the distillery with precision and loving care – they even do the bottling on site. The flagship spirit, Silent Pool Gin, was launched for the UK market in April 2015 to critical acclaim, winning several international Gold tasting awards, including: Gin Masters, IWSC, WSA, CWSA. The distillers have since turned their expert eyes to additional variants like Navy-strength and seasonal gin cordials – strawberry and blackberry – as well as rye vodka and Eau de Vies, so you can stock your entire drinks cabinet. They even do elegant copa glasses too!
If you like the sound of all that, make your way online to the Silent Pool Distiller’s website where you’ll be able to peruse and buy their award-winning products, book a place on one of the distillery’s 90-minute Gin Experience tours, and learn more about this artisanal spirit company and its range of products.
Their seasonal gin cordials, which are made with either strawberries or blackberries that have been freshly picked in nearby fields, taste great on their own, but we think they’re even better with a bit of fizz.
And have you ever wished to recreate the expert flourish of a professional mixologist when making cocktails at home? Well now you can with Silent Pool Mist Liquid Garnishes. These ingenious little bottles have been devised to raise your homemade cocktail game to a new level. Each spray, distilled to 80% ABV and with the ability to create 120 drinks, covers the surface of your cocktail with a mist that that’s delicate, flavourful and aromatic, adding an extra dimension to all of your favourite tipples.
Or why not indulge in Silent Pool Distillers’ latest offering – Silent Pool Gin-Infused Smoked Salmon? Intricately realised gin from the Surrey Hills and salmon from the cold waters of the North Atlantic have been combined to create a very special culinary experience. Delicately smoke flavoured salmon, cured in one of England’s last traditional smokehouses, is infused with Silent Pool Gin that has been hand-crafted to accentuate kaffir lime and juniper berries, to make what is probably the best smoked salmon you will ever taste.
And the best bit of news is that you don’t have to go far to find the distinct teal and copper bottle. Silent Pool Gin is now distributed nationwide: Waitrose, Majestic, Wine Rack, Odd Bins, M&S, plus in more than 50 independents as well as across Europe and soon in the USA.