Juniper berries are what give gin its distinctive flavour. Which got them thinking. What would happen is you aged gin in a cask made from juniper wood?
So they had some juniper barrels made just for them, which wasn’t as easy as it sounds. And as juniper trees aren’t very large, none of our casks hold more than 50 litres which means stocks of this gin are strictly limited.
We use the same 12 botanicals found in Blackwater No.5 but in a slightly different proportion: they push orange and the sweeter roots because, like its berries, juniper timber is, how shall we put it – a wee bit astringent?