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Silent Pool Gin Review – Surrey’s Award Winning Mythical Gin

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Silent Pool Gin delivers a genuinely unique fusion of gorgeous botanicals, making for a divine and highly enjoyable gin sensation. It also has a brilliant story behind the gin, which makes this gin something truly special.

ABV: 43%
Price: £33.89
Recommended Garnish: Twist of Orange Peel
Notable Botanicals: Angelica, Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Cardamom, Cassia, Coriander, Cubeb, Local Honey, Juniper, Pear, Liquorice, Star Anise
Website: silentpooldistillers.com
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Silent Pool Gin History

Silent Pool Gin is produced at their distillery based in the Surrey Hills, located on the Albury Estate. The ‘Silent Pool’ is an actual spring-fed lake at the foot of the North Downs, near Guildford in Surrey, and the gin bases its beautiful bottle colouring from the colour of the lake.

The bottle also encompasses the myth behind the Silent Pool, the myth being that a Knight stumbled across a woodcutter’s daughter bathing in the pool who tried to impress her, this then caused the girl to wade further into the deep end of the lake, subsequently causing her to drown. While fleeing the Knight dropped his hat, which was later picked up and it was revealed it turned out to be Bad King John. If you look closely at the Silent Pool bottle, you can see the Knight and the girl patterned in on their stunning bottle.

The idea for Silent Pool Gin came from former ITV director Ian McCulloch and drinks connoisseur James Shelbourne, who wanted to replicate what they saw happening in Scotland, where whiskey brands were combining a story from the region with a drink brand. Silent Pool gin utilises the local botanicals to tell the story of the place, there are 24 botanicals in total including juniper, chamomile, local honey, orange, pear, lavender among others. This results in a beautiful juniper base with the fusion of the other botanicals weaving their way through the palate in a very refined, subtle way, making for a beautifully balanced drink.

Silent Pool Gin Tasting Notes

Nose:
Juniper, sweet, citrus, floral tones, lavender, slight spice
Palate:
Soft dry juniper, elderflower, chamomile, floral undertones, the honey tones are beautifully tied in
Finish:
Vanilla, honey, some floral tones

Serving Recommendation

Silent Pool gin goes lovely with an orange twist, other citrus fruits would also compliment the gin’s profile or lavender.

  • 50ml Silent Pool Gin
  • 150-200ml Indian Tonic Water
  • Orange Twist
  • Sprig of lavender
  • Serve over ice

Overall

As advertised this gin really does deliver, Silent Pool is a full bodied, rich, clean, juniper driven gin. From the bottle design to the velvety local honey and the complexity of the 24 botanicals used, this gin is a true joy from start to finish. For anyone who likes gin – this is a must.

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Sarah Evans

Author at Gin & Tonicly

Enjoying the booming gin market, one sip at a time.