Drawn by a common passion for craft distilling, a group of friends came together to create a new kind of distillery. One that would be producing handcrafted, artisan spirits of uncompromising quality. On the Duke of Northumberland’s Albury Estate, a group of dilapidated buildings on the banks of the legendary Silent Pool have been transformed. They’ve become the home of the Silent Pool Distillers.
In keeping with the original vision for a sustainable business, a vintage wood-fired steam boiler was restored to power the hand-built copper still, created for Silent Pool Distillers by the Arnold Holstein Company in the Lake Constance area of Germany.
The distillery was completed with the arrival of the bespoke stainless steel tanking. This was sourced from the Vipara Valley in Slovenia. It was designed to hold both the spirit and the crystal clear water pumped directly from the Silent Pool.
Silent Pool Distillers’ unique four-stage process allows us to use flavours that previously distillers could only dream of being able to use. They let us precisely control the quality and flavour of our gins. A portion of our botanicals, including Bosnian juniper berries, liquorice root, cassia bark, orris, and bergamot are bruised and macerated in base spirit before being transferred to the still. These give depth and mouthfeel, the rich and heavier flavours.
Silent Pool Gin is our signature gin, with 24 botanicals carefully chosen for their uniqueness. All the botanicals work together in unison to afford a romantic, complex flavour. Fresh floral and clarifying citrus notes are grounded by earthy and spicy cassia bark and cubeb. The smooth finish is achieved with the help of local honey. Refreshingly individual, intricately realised gin in 43% ABV. Recommended serve is with a handful of ice, a dash of tonic, and a twist of orange peel.
Silent Pool Distillers won Gold at the World Spirits Awards 2016. Their range of craft spirits includes Admiral Collingwood Navy Strength Gin, English Rose Finest Dry Gin and WRY Vodka.