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Adventures in cask-aged gin

Adventures in cask-aged gin

Whisky is the spirit most commonly thought of when talking about maturing a spirit, but cask aging is not just for whisky. There is a growing interest in the possibilities of cask-aged gin. The question is how to balance the qualities of the cask with the gin you are aging within it. As with whisky, finding the right cask is key. The previous content of the barrel is crucial. This is what will bring flavour and complexity to the gin that is to be cask-aged, without overwhelming it. It can be a labour of love to identify a cask that...

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Welsh barley for Welsh Whisky

Welsh barley for Welsh Whisky

Barley has been grown in west Wales for as long as our farming friends can remember. ‘Barley Saturday’ (sadly missing from the diary again this year) has long been a marker in the Cardigan calendar and a time for the community to come together. This festival rooted in the local seasonal ebb and flow marks the sowing of the final crop – barley. Traditionally, Welsh barley has been sold on as animal feed and it’s been a key step in our progress to a fully Welsh whisky to demonstrate the suitability of Welsh barley for malting and distilling, brewing and...

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Awards for Eccentric Gin

Awards for Eccentric Gin

It’s Awards season for gin, and while Signature Style has gathered a host of accolades around it, we’ve been delight that we’ve won a number of important awards for Eccentric Gin. Producing great quality gin is something we’re proud of. We get amazing feedback from our customers, many coming back for more of their favourite bottle. We’re also finding that people are interested in trying the other bottles in the range. To be honest, this feedback is what makes the difference to us – but we would be lying if we said that these recent awards for Eccentric gin weren’t...

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An update on distillery opening!

An update on distillery opening!

We’re looking forward to opening up the distillery and welcoming back people for gin making and gin tasting experiences. We know a lot of you are excited for this too. Here is a short update on distillery opening. Distillery opening We’ve been glued to the Welsh Government updates waiting for news about opening up again. As the restrictions ease cautiously, we hope that it won’t be long. We still don’t have definitive guidance about when we can open up again for experiences. We are in the same boat as many other hospitality businesses. Alcohol is an ‘essential’ item. We can...

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Spiced Gin Mojito

Spiced Gin Mojito

We’ve been working with local mixologist Owen Williams (find him on Instagram @my_cocktail_bible) to develop some serves for our Signature Style gin: Spiced Gin Mojito is first on the list! The classic mojito. Always a winner – sharp lime, fresh mint, and toasted sugar notes from the rum, it’s no wonder it’s become a staple of the cocktail menu. Updating this by switching out the rum and replacing it with gin seems an obvious step to us – we love a rum, but there’s something about gin, especially our Signature Style, that lends itself to this sort of twist on...

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Tir – the Welsh origin whisky story

Tir – the Welsh origin whisky story

When we began our distillery journey, we were fascinated by the idea that we could bring a sense of place into the spirits that we were creating. The Welsh Origin whisky story is a continuation of that journey – our desire has always been to create an expression of the land where we live and work, and it makes sense that we should continue this with our Welsh origin whisky project. In gin, the use of locally available botanicals satisfies that intention. With whisky, we began to think more laterally, developing the idea that the barley and the land where...

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