Hi, I am Virginia ‘Gin’ Austen, International Brand Ambassador of Bath Gin.
Bath Gin is modern, fresh and moreish. It is made using 100% British grain spirit and pot-distilled using 11 botanicals including bitter orange, kaffir leaf and English coriander. Floral, tangy citrus and deep spice notes are followed by a mild sweetness, creating a light, aromatic and balanced Gin that is at once warm, intelligent, soft and sophisticated... much like Jane Austen herself, who winks mischievously from the label.
A Gin Palace
Down a cobbled street in the heart of Bath you will find a veritable Gin Palace at the home of The Bath Gin Company.
Within this remarkable Georgian building you will discover, over the five floors, a singular and portentous Gin experience.
Bath Gin Botanicals Laboratory and Distillery
In the cellars, the Bath Gin Botanicals Laboratory and Distillery has been established for the various processes of small batch, premium Gin production from infusion to distillation to be carried out, including demonstrations and participatory classes. Botanicals, copper stills, vats, bottling, capping and labelling machines fill the rooms with activity. Numerous concoctions are conceived and developed including varied infusions of Bath Gin with Cucumber and Damsons. A new edition of Hopped Rhubarb infused Bath Gin has recently been released from Bath’s first Distillery for 250 years.
The Canary Gin Bar
At street level is the showcase Canary Gin Bar. Here you will meet the talented mixologists who have created my cocktails (The Cocktails of ‘Gin’ Austen) which are a fabulous way to explore the elegance and subtlety of Bath Gin. On the other hand you may be more partial to sipping Bath Gin from a tea cup whilst indulging in a precious book in front of the fireplace. To compliment Bath Gin and the 230 or so other gins found on the bar’s shelves. The Bath Gin Shop is found here also and apart from getting yourself some Bath Gin goodies you can also bring an empty bottle to be filled from the Bath gin range.
Up the winding cantilevered staircase is the Distiller’s Bar where you can enjoy a selection of libations that contain liquids dreamt up by our distillery team, mixed together and lovingly crafted by the barkeep.
The fever trees that grow wild on the shores of Lake Naivasha, Kenya are from the Fabaceae family (Acacia Xanthophloe). The Naivasha fever tree has never been used in the production of Tonic Water before. The infused bark produces a pink liquid and combined with Hibiscus flowers (they grow side by side on the Lake shore) produces a bright, fruity and refreshing African Tonic Water. The Naivasha Tonic Company supports the Naivasha Children’s Shelter, a charity that assists homeless children in the local community.
Naivasha African Tonic Water is distributed in the UK by the Bath Gin Company.
A further last step up the winding staircase and we arrive at the creative hub of Bath Gin. This is where Bath Gin was born from a large table full of infusions of ten botanicals including Kaffir Lime leaf, Wormwood and Liquorice.
Rigorous tasting and testing led to the formulation of the unique and pleasurable Bath Gin ‘Gin of a Different Persuasion’ produced at 40% ABV, enough to make Jane Austen wink.
The fifth floor is a secret that is mine and mine alone.
Distillery to door
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