Super Premium British liquor brand Silent Pool Gin has been busy making quite the splash this side of the pond, sponsoring Oscar parties and countless other charity events around California.
In the meantime, back in their home town of Surrey, England, Silent Pool distillers had to sound the blasts on the old steam whistle to announce the arrival of their most distinguished guests. Sophie Mountbatten-Windsor, the Countess of Wessex was in attendance, not for a cup of tea but for a most refreshing G&T and to open the expanded distillery. The Royal family have given award winning Silent Pool their official seal of approval.
The Countess was given an intimate tour of both the traditional gin making equipment which is still kept on site, including a hand-beaten copper still, as well as the newly-converted cattle barn to see an impressive new still, with five times the capacity of its predecessor, along with a new state of the art bottling line.
Not only did Sophie sample the gin’s aromatic botanicals, but she also had a go at mixing a classic gin and tonic, using Silent Pool’s signature liquid garnish and packing bottles straight from the production line ready for distribution. A box of 6 Royally packaged bottles were then kindly donated by Silent Pool to the charity Cherry Trees, to be used for their fundraising efforts throughout the year.
This isn’t the only encounter Silent Pool will have with the Royals this year - they will also be designing a garden at the upcoming annual Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show this May.
Silent Pool are also are working on a very under wraps project to create a limited run Rose Gin to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be available within the next few weeks and in time for World Gin Day on the 11th June, coinciding with the Queen's official birthday.
Over time, gin has become associated with high-flying society events and British aristocracy, making it the sophisticated beverage of choice. Only recently with the birth of micro-distilleries and super premium gins being imported to the USA, has gin seen as surge in popularity in the American market. With the weather now turning with Spring, we head into gin season and quite frankly, who doesn’t love a refreshing G&T on a summers evening!
If you want to drink like the Royals, Silent Pool is the drink for you. Silent Pool gin is the perfect choice of gin for cocktails or the traditional gin & tonic. Silent Pool is a classic London dry gin, but with a freshness, depth and clarity of flavor that sets it apart from others. It is produced using 24 botanicals and cool, clear spring water from the Natural pool fed by the Surrey hills, creating a mouth-watering and original taste. Hints of lavender and chamomile combined with fresh citrus and a touch of honey are guaranteed to add the perfect touch to your beverage.
To take part in a tour like the Countess of Wessex, head to the Silent Pool website to book your own. For more royal action, keep up with Silent Pool on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/silentpoolgin/