British gin distiller Silent Pool has announced the launch of its latest expression, Black Juniper Gin.
Made from the purest black juniper, the rare botanical is sustainably sourced from Bhutan as part of a multi-stage production process to celebrate the country’s heritage.
Production began with the smoking of the Black Juniper with oud, followed by the maceration process which uses carefully selected botanicals including Coriander, Voatsiperifery, Grains of Paradise and the warming spices of Tasmanian Mountain Pepper.
Rare teas are added to optimise the flavour complexity. Nepalese Cherry Blossom, manuka and olive leaves develop the blend further before a final infusion of oud.
Bhutan is, impressively, the only carbon-negative country in the world and is said to be home to the purest air in the world. It allows the black juniper berries to develop and ripen in abundance and packed with essential oils.
Marketing director of Silent Pool distilleries commented: “Genuinely innovative projects are integral to us here at Silent Pool Distillers. Working closely with Michael Rutland OBE, the United Kingdom’s Honorary Consul in Bhutan, this private commission of Black Juniper berries has allowed us to create a truly remarkable gin expression that exceeds the expectation of our discerning customers and fellow gin producers alike. It was also important to us that we could incorporate Bhutanese culture into each step of Silent Pool Black Juniper Gin’s production, and we are excited to see the reaction to this truly remarkable spirit from Silent Pool Distillers, and where it may lead us to as an independent gin distillery.”
Bottled at 43% ABV, Silent Pool Black Juniper Gin is available to purchase at an RRP of £295, available at the Silent Pool distillers website as well as Heathrow and Dubai Airport, Hedonism, Amathus and Drinks Supermarket.