An old Dartmoor legend says that the tiny white ‘thunder flowers’ that sometimes grow on the thatched cottage roofs and ancient landscape can ward off both lightning and witchcraft – both handy qualities for any gin we’re sure you’ll agree.
Thunderflower Gin is an award-winning, small-batch, contemporary craft gin made in the London Dry method with botanical flavours extracted by vapour infusion. Only Dartmoor spring water is added to the final spirit.
The result is a smooth gin with a bold, complex character that balances herbaceous notes with a warm aromatic spiced finish.
Thunderflower is a true-craft gin, distilled and bottled by hand in very small batches at our nano-distillery in Devon.
There are several methods of making gin but the London Dry method is the most rigorous ensuring the best quality distillation and a purity of spirit with no artificial colours, sweeteners or flavourings.
Rather than boil the botanicals we only use vapour infusion to extract flavour. Our botanicals are placed in a chamber that lies in the path of the alcohol vapour which gently permeates the herbs and spices preserving the delicate flavours and resulting in a smoother spirit. We refresh the botanicals multiple times during the run to ensure consistent and fresh taste. One-Shot Distillation Almost all big brand gin is made as a concentrate and cut with ethanol to increase yield and save costs. Our ‘one-shot’ distillation run means that apart from water our spirit isn’t altered beyond the vapour interacting with the botanicals. This is what you get in a bottle and the purest method of gin making resulting in better quality spirit.
Time to Rest
The spirit is left to rest for several weeks to allow the flavour molecules to relax, interact and mature.
Pure Dartmoor Spring Water
We use pure, natural spring water drawn at source from deep under Dartmoor to dilute our spirit to a perfect 42% ABV before bottling.
Tasting Note by The Master Distiller
Thunderflower Gin – Alc. 42% Vol
Botanicals: Juniper, coriander, pink peppercorn, green &; black cardamom, angelica, liquorice, cassia, lemongrass, sage, elderflower.
Features: distilled with 11 botanicals making it an early juniper-driven gin that’s dry and complex with distinctive, well-balanced spiciness, and a note of smoked black cardamom and a twist of pink peppercorn on the finish.
100ml premium plain tonic
1 slice of lemon
Lots of ice!
Also a great sipping gin.