Hotel 63 Gin
Well it’s a dirty, thankless task but your Board felt that they ought to make the sacrifice and do it! We spent a very interesting and educational three hours in Gin School at the Gorilla Spirits Company under the tuition of Andy Daniels, learning about how different ingredients give gins their different flavourings.
We tried to put ourselves in the shoes of our valued customers and between us worked up three different recipes, selected the ingredients and made three different gins!
The Board plus label designer Barbara (far left) and Designated Driver Anne (far right)
a serious job designing the recipe….
Under the watchful eye of our tutor Andy we distilled the gins and were able to taste all three, first neat and then with the addition of tonic. They were all three very enjoyable! We were quite surprised at the differences we had achieved and our ultimate decision is to combine key parts of two of the recipes to create the Hotel 63 Gin.
We like the ethical practices of Gorilla Spirits company, that they donate £1 from every bottle to endangered mountain gorillas through the Gorilla Foundation. Or as they put it – saving gorillas, one drink at a time!
.. then for the ingredients
testing the specific gravity..
.. the first of the gin coming through
.. the very first bottle
Thanks to Finance Director Kay for organising this project with Gorilla Gins and to Barbara Jeremiah for designing the label, which was facilitated by Noisy graphic designers.
Chairman Ann receiving the very first bottle from Andy Daniels of Gorilla Spirits
The Chairman’s verdict – ‘Very Good!’