Langley's No.8 Distilled London Gin
- Dry Gin
- England, 700ml
Langley's No.8 Distilled London Gin is smooth, round with a subtle note of juniper. In the nose, the gin spreads the scent of pine, lavender, lemon and several herbs. On the palate, Langley’s No.8 satisfies with the aroma of viola, liquorice and sage - the finish is dry and tangy.
- Distillery: Langley Distillery
- Type: London Dry Gin
- Region: England
- Alcohol: 41.7%
- Volume: 700ml
- Goes with: Ice, premium tonic, fresh citrus and/or mint garnish
Made in small batches using the purest 100% English Grain Spirit, Langley's No.8 Distilled London Gin is hand crafted specifically to let the selected botanicals do the talking. An old-fashioned gin, perfect for a traditional gin and tonic.
Named after the number of botanicals used, the final ABV chosen was also supposedly the eighth tasted from a final shortlist of twelve possible percentages.
"The distillery is situated in the historic Crosswells Brewery Site which dates back to the early 1800s and was built over an ancient underground water source. Gin has been distilled at Langley Distillery since 1920, continuous improvements to the site along with our long history and heritage in gin making has resulted in a facility which produces globally award-winning gins of the finest quality.
Our stills at Langley Distillery are some of the oldest working copper gin stills in the UK, some of them dating back to the early 1800s. We have a variety of sizes from 300L – 15,000L. We produce our gins using tradition methods. The key to London Dry Gin distillation is the expert skills and finest ingredients. We use the highest quality neutral alcohol and botanicals to create our award-winning gins.
The botanicals contain essential oils; it is the extraction of the essential oils in the presence of alcohol that gives gin its unique flavour, this is where our distillation process begins. The botanicals are carefully weighed out and added to the still, along with a charge of ethanol and water solution. The still lid is then shut and the steam jacket switched on to allow the gentle warming of the still. This warming process allows the botanicals to begin releasing their oils for distillation; this process of maceration continues over night.
The following morning, once the maceration has completed, we start heating the still again, this time to higher temperatures making the charge boil. The boiling process begins to turn the liquid into vapour which rises to the swan neck and water-cooled condenser, turning the vapour back into liquid. The distillation is separated out into three parts; heads, hearts and tails. It is only the heart section that we use in our gin-making process; this liquid holds the most subtle and refined of the aromas and flavours given off during the distillation.
The concentrate produced is between 78%-82% ABV and cannot be used alone to make gin. We blend the concentrate with neutral alcohol, to create high strength gin that is reduced with water to bottling strength. The result is a high quality award-winning distilled London Dry Gin"
- Gold - 2016 The Gin Masters (The Spirits Business) - Super Premium
- Silver - 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition - London Dry Gin
- Gold - 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
- 93/100 Points - Beverage Testing Institute
- 87/100 Points - Wine Enthusiast
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