VIP GIN CLUB No.2 – Spoiler Alert!
INTRODUCING EXQUISITE CITRUS BY THREE WRENS GIN
A new month means a brand new VIP Gin Club Gin…
Our 2nd VIP Gin Club Box is a new and never seen before creation by the fabulous Three Wrens, based in Cheshire! Following last month’s savoury delight, Locksley Olive & Basil, we are embracing citrus this month in a big way with Three Wrens Exquisite Citrus.
If you love the sound of Three Wrens Exquisite Citrus and are not yet a V.I.P Member, subscribe before 1st April 2022 and receive this as your very first gin!
As always, thank you for your continued support and we hope you love the gin as much as we do!
The Gin To My Tonic Team
EXQUISITE CITRUS BY THREE WRENS GIN
GET READY TO BE WOWED….
To create Three Wrens Exquisite Citrus, Master Distiller Nick and his fabulous Assistant Fran, use fresh fruits which they then peel and de-hydrate themselves in house. They separately distill each of the dried citrus in their new 50 litre copper still – making a super small batch! Kumquat, pomelo, jara lemon, bergamot and shikuwasa were all distilled separately and then combined to create the punchy citrus flavour .
Finally Nick & Fran distill Italian juniper with a touch of coriander, orris and angelica, then blend the distillate with the citrus. Distilling each element separately helped to achieve a real purity of flavour, and intensity, but also goes to show the graft that goes into craft due to the extra hours it takes to complete. The end result, we are sure you’ll agree, is suitable for a true Gin V.I.P.
Once the gin is ready, they bottle it and the whole team combined apply each label by hand, and seal the bottles with an orange wax giving you the Signature Three Wrens style in a Limited Edition Bottle.
MEET THE THREE WRENS TEAM!
Three Wrens are a boutique small batch distillery founded by Master Distiller Nick in August of 2019. Having had a career in the cocktail and spirit industry, it should come as no surprise that exciting world first flavour combinations are highlights of the Three Wrens Range, with gins including Apple Crumble, Raspberry Modena Cask, Bloody Apricot, Bison Grass & Key Lime Pie.
Embodying craft in every sense of the word, Three Wrens hand make their gins in a 50-litre copper pot named Valerie and at busier times have another copper still named Jill, which helps them deliver an extra 300 bottles a batch when needed. Jill also has a deep vapour basket which allows the team to infuse fresh herbs and florals that are delicate and difficult to capture.
Three Wrens have recently moved into a new distillery, which has been a year in the making and have fully converted an old cattle barn in rural Cheshire, a mile from the Shropshire border. This will allow them to expand their botanical gardens to grow even more ingredients for their gins, and ultimately have more production space. They have added a third still which is being used exclusively for distilling citrus, so perfect for this months Exquisite Citrus Gin, and are home to Cheshire’s largest Gin School with 18 Mini Stills and a ‘Wall of Distillates’.
We at The Gin To My Tonic are so excited to have Three Wrens take part in our 2nd V.I.P Gin Club Box, and are so honoured to support them with this exclusive launch. We adore their ethos to include their consumer in the creative process, and how can you not love their exciting and rare flavours!
Exquisite Citrus G&T Perfect Serve
Three Wrens Exquisite Citrus perfectly pairs with either Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic or Fever-Tree Naturally Light Tonic.
Ingredients (Serves 1):
- 50ml of The Exquisite Citrus Gin
- 1 Bottle of Fever-Tree Med/Light Tonic.
- A garnish of choice (we recommend either a lemon , orange slice or get creative)
- Add plenty of ice to your glass.
- Pour in the gin, followed by your desired amount of tonic.
- Finally garnish with your chosen Citrus.
EXQUISITE CITRUS COCKTAILS
Ingredients (Serves One) :
- 35ml of Exquisite Citrus Gin
- 15ml of Cointreau
- 25 ml of Fresh Lemon Juice
- 25ml of Sugar Syrup
- 1 Egg White
- 1 Twist of Lemon Zest
- Shake all ingredients with plenty of ice until the outside of the shaker feels very cold.
- Then strain the mixture and discard of the ice.
- Return the drink to the shaker and shake until the Egg White is frothy.
- Pour into a Coupe glass and garnish with a twist of lemon.
Lemon Spritz Ingredients (Serves One) :
- 35ml of Exquisite Citrus Gin
- 150ml Dry Sparkling Wine
- 15ml Aperol
- 50ml of Soda
- Sprig of Mint
- Slice of Orange
- Pour all ingredients over ice and then top with the sparkling wine.
- Gently churn with a bar spoon.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of orange.
Fever-Tree began in 2003 with a meeting of minds and one simple premise: if three quarters of your G&T is the tonic, wouldn’t you want it to be the best?
It became apparent that Charles and Tim had both come to the same conclusion – namely that the growing prevalence and popularity of premium spirits had not been matched by what was on offer in the tonic category. From the very beginning, Charles and Tim approached their business in a different way – there would be no compromise at Fever-Tree. Flavour and quality were of the utmost importance. This mindset led them on an 18-month adventure from the archives of the British Library to facing the wrong end of a Kalashnikov in the Democratic Republic of Congo and concluded with the launch of our Premium Indian Tonic Water in 2005, with the belief we still operate by today.. If 3/4 of your drink is a mixer, mix with the best. As well as quality, Charles and Tim wanted to put the choice back into the category. The whole company has been built on innovation. Constantly developing new mixers, new flavours, new ideas, thus creating, an array of flavours to pair with the myriad of premium Gins, Vodkas, Whisky’s and Vermouths.
Here at The Gin To My Tonic, we absolutely love recommending new gins. From pointing you in the direction of something tantalising behind The Gin To My Tonic Festival Bars, or towards fantastic distillers at The Gin To My Tonic Meet-the-Maker Shows, we are all about introducing you to undiscovered gems and celebrating the work of craft distillers across the UK and beyond. We’ve tried thousands of different gins, and try hundreds more each year, so you know you are in safe hands…..
Not only that, but with Gin Festivals nationwide and daily social media posts we guarantee to leave you suitably gin-spired. We may not be the biggest Gin Club, but we we are super passionate about gin, supporting craft distillers and finding you a new favourite (or several)…