Sarah Thompson, her husband Nathan and a partner purchased Lurgashall Winery in Sussex three years ago...
The winery is located at the foothills of Blackdown Hills and they soon realised the potential to use local ingredients like silver birch sap and wormwood to make small batch spirits. We first heard about Blackdown from one of our sales people and were immediately won over when we tasted the gin and vermouth. We were not the only ones that liked the gin, as Blackdown won gold in the ‘The Spirit Business Gin Masters’ this year, quite an impressive feat for the new kid on the block.
Home of the original Sussex producers of vodka, gin, vermouth & spirits, Lurgashall Winery is nestled within the foothills of Blackdown Hills, surrounded by the beautiful South Downs National Park. Blackdown Artisan Spirits are produced by hand in small batches using only carefully selected ingredients sourced from local and English producers, combining aged old traditions with a unique, modern taste of the English countryside. Blackdown gin is a blend of 11 botanicals including juniper, cinnamon bar, angelica root, liquorice and Sussex silver birch sap.
A clear, bright liquid with delicate woody aromas. The predominant notes are juniper, coriander, citrus and silver birch. Full of flavour and slightly sweet with a very smooth and refined mouth feel. Traditional citrus finish, smooth and refined on the palate. Perfect served chilled over ice, as a cocktail paired with Blackdown‘s Sussex Bianco Vermouth to create the perfect Dry Martini.
|Region||West Sussex, Southern England|
Liberty Wines customers can order this wine directly from us.