Created using our innovative three stage process developed in 2014, Foxhole Gin is crafted using the rare and valuable by-products from the English grape harvest; English wine grapes. Taking us 8,760 hours to make; Foxhole Gin is beautifully balanced, smooth and aromatic with flavours that subtly change with each new vintage. Sussex one of the longest-established wine regions in England and has been producing top-quality grapes, and world-class still and sparkling wines, since the 1970s. The grape varieties grown have changed over the decades, hand in hand with winemaking know-how, consumer tastes and the vagaries of the English climate. For forty years, in its own quiet way, this corner of Sussex has been a veritable hotbed of revolutionary thinking. It takes two days to distil the wine into grape spirit; another two days to blend it with neutral spirit and carefully selected botanicals. Then it’s back to the still for a second time, and the real magic happens. But because no two grape vintages are the same, our raw material changes from year to year, too. So we work with our distillers to achieve the perfect flavour balance and ensure consistent quality. The result is a smooth, aromatic gin whose flavours subtly change with each new harvest. A tradition of innovation we’re proud to continue with Foxhole Gin.
The initial impact is soft and the spirit has a rounded feel with a luscious textural quality. There’s a soft acidity to the bouquet (apples and grapes), with a touch of citrus that is underpinned by a spice reminiscent of black pepper. Floral almost violet-like grape tones play a dashing cameo, interrupting where juniper would have taken centre stage on its own, with both being quickly joined by spice (coriander seed) towards the finish.