Given the huge range of gins on the market and the renewed popularity of the drink both at home and aboard, it can be hard to find one that stands out proudly from the rest.
But what if we were to tell you about one that's so unique, such a product of its particular environment, that it could only ever be made in one place in the world? We think you'd be as excited as we were to try it for yourself.
Because that's what makes Surrey's Silent Pool Gin so special. While many gins you'll find on the market are 'contract distilled' – in other words, made in other, more established distilleries by distillers who also turn their hand to other products – Silent Pool was set up by a team of impassioned people who wanted to give their special corner of Surrey a gin that was befitting of its environment. This is where the brand still runs its entire operation, from distillation to bottling, to this day. It's made by the same core of people who started the brand, in accordance with their vision. But this is no tiny, experimental spirit: it's the product of expertise, commitment to sourcing great ingredients, and an approach that's dazzling in its technicality and its complexity.
It's for these reasons that Silent Pool is one of the fastest-growing gins on the market, claiming a Double Gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition recently.