A vodka for gin-lovers, and a gin for vodka-lovers. Strictly a vodka, this sits comfortably between the two as it is influenced with distilled botanicals including cubeb, fresh-cut citrus & frankincense, but crucially no juniper. The product of a very successful experiment, this is the only London Dry Vodka in the world!
70cl 40% ABV
Sacred Spirits was founded in 2008 when Londoner and distiller Ian Hart decided to reframe the city connection with small batch gin distillation in a more positive light.
This time the onus was on quality. Instead of using traditional pot distillation, Ian opted for vacuum distillation as a way to preserve the richness of flavour and aromas of his hand-picked botanicals.
HANDMADE AND HANDCRAFTED
The Sacred Spirits distilleries are unique as they are designed by Ian to his exact specification. The setup, complete with bespoke handblown glassware from York, gives him complete control over a small volume/high quality production process, enabling him to adapt the delicate apparatus to suit every distillation.
The handling of ingredients is equally important. Each specimen from Ian’s organically-sourced library of botanicals is macerated in English wheat spirit for 4–6 weeks to achieve total extraction (100% of flavour and aroma). These rich extracts are then distilled separately, allowing Ian to experiment with multiple combinations of flavours, before blending to make a Sacred Spirit.