On two seperate hot July evenings....groups of Butterflies accompanied by their partners went to the Silent Pool Gin Distillery nestled in the beautiful setting of the Surrey Hills on the Albury Estate. Both groups had a very covival evening learning about the legend of Prince John ( later to become King John and the Maiden of the Slient Pool ( now the local ghost) but more importantly the process of how Gin is made. The distillery use the spring water from the Slient Pool which dates back to Medieval Times.... added to the water are 24 botanicals, juniper berries, liquorice root, orris root,citrus peel, cardamon, kaffir lime leaves and angelica root to name a few!!!. The botanicals were handed roundfor us all to sniff...some were more potent than others and cleared the nostrils. Then the best part of course was sampling all the products on offer!
Three of the Gins sampled were the signature Slient Pool Gin , Albury Limited Edition & Strawberry Gin Cocktail. The latter made with locally picked and hand cut strawberries and the English rose made for the Queens 90th Birthday. Suprise , Surprise it uses the finest English roses to flavour it.... most of us came away clutching a bottle or two!
A great evening that everyone throughly enjoyed and great to support a local Surrey business , just 2 years old in the making.