We are excited to introduce you to Corner 53, gin makers based in Clanfield that have created 5 completely different gins that will be like nothing you have had before.  As Jamie, one of the founders discussed with us, they are creating gins that you can taste clearly regardless of the tonic. They are an experimental distillery focusing on exciting techniques, bold flavours and meticulous attention to detail, and drinking these gins is for the adventurous and curious.  I can highly recommend having a taste, so join us this Saturday 12th September to meet them and try any or all of their gins (11 am to 2 pm).

Cherokee, our Maple Syrup and Sarsaparilla Gin. We take 100% pure Canadian maple syrup, Juniper, fresh orange, Jamaican sarsaparilla and Braeburn apples and rum them through the still super slow. We drop the strength and add a touch more maple to give a golden hue and bottle at 41%.

Umami is the fifth flavour we can taste on our palate, described as a rich, savoury flavour, and we went big. Roasted butternut, shiitake mushroom, sun dried tomatoes, rosemary, olive oil, they all go into our still, and come out the other side absolutely beautiful. Rich, earthy, pure funk, with so much competing to be in charge, each new flavour complements the last. This is a gin for playing and experimenting with, as much as savouring. The red wine of Gin and Tonics. Try it alongside some antipasti or a cheese board and see how it lifts the flavours even further.

“Pomelo” Pink Grapefruit & Wormwood Gin
Pomelo is all about bold, fresh flavours on a sunny day. Using purely fresh fruit sourced for us by our local greengrocer, we pack our still to bursting to make a gin overflowing with flavour. Pink grapefruit (both peel and flesh), lemon, apples and pears all combine to give a huge citrus kick, balanced with refreshing green fruits, before a long woody finish from the addition of wormwood allows the juniper to sing. So big we had to work with theoretical chemists to develop a whole new additional process, as we had so much fruit, it couldn’t fully emulsify without a little extra help and care.

L.M.P – Lemon Meringue Pie Gin, made by distilling real life sweet shortcrust pasty, home made lemon curd and fluffy meringues. Serve with light tonic to create a G&T laced with creamy lemon, piney juniper and a buttery mouth feel…it’s about as amazing as a gin and tonic can get!

Not Pink Gin – Made by cutting our Pomelo gin with a sous-vide blackberry, lemon and honey syrup, and in our humble opinion it’s the best rose/apricot/blush tinted gin on the market. Made without all the chemical nasties you find in mass produced pink gins in line with our ultra picky process rules!