Well, the title of this article sure is worth pondering, right? This distillery is bestowed with ‘The Smartest Distillery’ term because of their expertise in producing quality spirits but also due to the founders – The Smart Family. Chris & Katherine Smart established the ‘Surrey Copper Distillery’ in 2017. Their range of spirits is inspired by the rich history and reflects the core essence of England.
‘We are based in the heart of the beautiful county of Surrey in England, which has inspired authors, artists and artisans for centuries.’– Surrey Copper Distillery
The local hero ‘Surrey Copper’
Surrey Copper Distillery believes in making each sip memorable for its consumers by using carefully selected ingredients that provide unique flavour and aroma. Dr Chris Smart – The Managing Director has a PhD in biochemistry and is a qualified distiller who previously worked for Cadburys and Campden BRI. Professor Katherine Smart – The Co-Founder has a PhD in brewing and a DSc in Brewing and Distilling. She is a qualified distiller and taster of spirits. She previously worked for the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford Brookes and Nottingham as an academic before joining SABMiller PLC.
The name Surrey Copper is derived from the 1830s, when a local policeman from Godalming famously put a stop to a sheep-stealing ring whose legend had it, plotted and planned in the White Horse Inn in Shere. This local hero is still remembered for his passion and principled approach. According to the founders, the words Surrey and Copper perfectly describe the distillery’s approach. So the name Surrey Copper Distillery is based on the village of Shere, the location of the distillery in Cranleigh and a tribute to history.
The Gin Still – Surrey Copper Distillery’s gin still is specifically designed by one of the world’s leading craft distillery manufacturers: Green Engineering. This Italian based manufacturer is known for creating beautiful stills with exceptional technical expertise. Green Engineering designed a 300-litre Carter head, solid copper, still with an infuser basket.
The Surrey Copper gins :
- Copperfield London Dry Gin Volume 1 – An exceptionally smooth gin, rich with juniper and delicate floral notes balanced with a woody spice. The gin is distilled to create spirit vapours which pass through the finest botanicals. These botanicals include – Juniper Berries, Orris Root, Angelica, Liquorice, Coriander, Lemon peel, Cardamom, Cubeb Berries and Elderflower. The end result has a fragrant fragrance, unique taste and is best described as an elegant gin. The price of this gin is £32.00 for 700ml.
- Copperfield London Dry Gin Volume 2 – This gin is best described as smooth, fragrant with subtle hints of spice and lots of juniper. The harmonious blend of botanicals include – Juniper Berries, Orris Root, Angelica, Lemon Peel, Coriander, Pink Peppercorns, Cubeb Berries, Rose Petals, Hibiscus, Elderflower and Lavender. The price of this gin is £32.00 for 700ml.
- Copperfield London Dry Gin Volume 3 – An elegant with a delicate yet bold approach on the palate. This gin has traditional winter spice notes and subtle hints of bitter orange. The botanicals used to create this exquisite expression include – Juniper Berries, Orris Root, Angelica, Liquorice, Coriander, Lemon Peel, Cloves, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Sage, Rosemary, Wormwood and Bitter Orange Peel. The price of this gin is £32.00 for 700ml.
- Sanditon Rum Volume 1 – A Premium Matured Golden Rum created by blending two carefully selected Caribbean rums, a 3 year old from Barbados and a 2 year old from the Dominican Republic. Aromas of vanilla give way to fruit cake notes and a spiced warmth on the palate. The price of this gin is £37.00 for 700ml but due to a special sale this spirit is available at an amazing price of £27.00.
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