Tipplemill Distillery, the premium gin producer from the British countryside, is launching its first London Dry Gin into the UK market. Based in South Lincolnshire, Tipplemill is made with wheat grown in harmony with nature on the family farm, ground between millstones of the tallest working windmill in the UK, making it the UK’s – and possibly the world’s – only windmill-made gin.
Tipplemill is founded by Lily Craven, part of the fifth generation of farmers at Mill Farm. The farm was founded in the 1900s by Frank Craven who, having worked as a miller, bought the land around his windmill so his sons could grow the wheat he needed for milling. Five generations later, Lily and her brother James are custodians of the same land which now grows the grain for Tipplemill gin.
Tipplemill is a delicious and refreshing 44% ABV London Dry gin, distilled in a traditional copper pot still. The botanical recipe is inspired by the elderflowers that grace the farm’s hedgerows, creating an elegant bloom, as well as sweet fennel seeds which flourish in the botanical garden. Further botanicals are sourced from growers around the world – the finest juniper from the wild hills of Tuscany, grapefruit and orange peel from the Mediterranean, angelica from farmers in Belgium and coriander from the Black Sea coast.
The resulting spirit is presented in a bespoke and elegant bottle telling the story of the brand. At its centre is the windmill representing the brand’s milling heritage, nestled between two connecting heads of wheat which together form the shape of the Tipplemill gin glass. The bottle’s grooved cork stopper is shaped like a millstone, crowning the bottle with this further reminder of the brand’s heritage.
Lily Craven, founder of Tipplemill Distillery, says: “I am extremely proud to be launching Tipplemill to the market, the result of a two-year journey. I set out to create the best possible gin using wheat grown in harmony with nature on our family farm, taking inspiration from our milling heritage and all that the British countryside has to offer. Dedicated to quality, sustainability and traceability, this meant starting at the very beginning with the core ingredient, the base alcohol spirit.
“Working with nature is central to our process, from using wheat my brother James harvests on our farm, to using the ultimate renewable energy source, the wind, to grind the grain between millstones to produce the wholemeal flour needed to make the base alcohol spirit. Tipplemill takes 12 months to produce and we are totally at the beck and call of nature – we have to wait for the crops to grow and the wind to blow.”
Tipplemill is available with immediate effect from www.tipplemill.com, with an RRP of £44 per 70cl bottle, with free postage.
Tasting notes: Aromatic on the nose, the gin carries juniper and gentle grapefruit notes with a hint of sweet fennel. On the palate there is bittersweet orange with a lift of elderflower which flows into juniper and angelica. The finish is long and features herbaceous bay, hints of coriander seed and enduring grapefruit.