As a distillery we have no room for any blurred lines and are clear in all our actions. When our founder, Joe, created Boatyard Double Gin, a double method of contact with juniper was employed. Juniper is after all a part of the name gin, and thus the key flavour in ours. During distillation it is in the heads where we believe the best bits of juniper flavour present themselves. Thus, Boatyard Double Gin includes 100% of all heads distilled in each run, so that we don’t lose out on any juniper. This is a method many distilleries avoid, largely in part because it may cause a louching effect for the gin when mixed, such as in a Martini. It is the juniper oils that contribute to this louching, so you definitely won’t ever catch us removing these by chill filtration, to be honest I don’t even think the distillery knows what chill filtration is. It’s pretty chilly at the distillery though.
Does the potential louching effect represent an imperfection, maybe, but losing that flavour isn’t an option. We would rather just be transparent and spend our time on the why instead. Add to that we plan to celebrate this with activity titled, ‘No Blurred Lines.’ Below is a short video that signals the birth of the campaign. ‘No Blurred Lines’ merchandise will also be available for purchase with a proportion of profits being donated to Aware NI, our chosen charity. This charity provides much support for our home market hospitality industry.
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