DIVE INTO SILENT POOL GIN THIS SUMMER!
With a brace of exciting events happening over the summer there’s never been a better time to get to know Surrey’s own spirit superstars, Silent Pool Distillers…
In just a handful of years gin has surged to become the megastar of the drinks world, as trendy as it is delicious, versatile and invigorating. It’s arguably thanks to one ambitious distillery in the gorgeous Surrey Hills that UK gin has become so iconic once more, and they don’t come more iconic than Silent Pool Distillery, with its unmistakeable azure-blue bottles, whorled with exquisite copper filigree. Expertly-researched, and crafted down to the molecular level using the finest botanicals, Silent Pool Gin is bright and floral with bottomless depth and complexity. It takes a mundane G&T and transforms it into something truly astonishing every time.
But it’s one thing to enjoy this beautiful spirit in bars, restaurants or our homes, it’s quite another to sample it in the rustic grandeur of the distillery where it was born. Silent Pool runs a bevy of exciting events at the distillery over the summer and beyond, which aim to de-mystify the distilling process, while offering up great opportunities to enjoy their gin and beautiful Surrey countryside that surrounds them.
What’s on at Silent Pool Distillers this Summer
Take a 90-minute deep dive into the Silent Pool Distillers’ gin experience. They will begin by talking, telling their story and that of the crystal-calm pool that gives the distiller its name. You’ll learn about the history of gin, where it came from and what makes their gin so special, covering the four different methods of production, each botanical they use and why, with sampling throughout. You’ll taste the full range, starting with their award-winning Silent Pool Gin and ending with their gin-based fruit cordials.
If you love the great outdoors as well as your gin, Silent Pool’s Walking Tours are the perfect way to spend the day – whatever the weather. With two walking difficulty levels to choose from, you’ll enjoy rambling across the stunning Surrey Hills and North Downs, before settling down for a hard-earned lunch and gin-tasting session at the Silent Pool Distillery.
Silent Pool Artisan’s tasting day
These Artisan Tasting Days begin at the glorious Albury Organic Vineyard, where you’ll sample rare and boutique wines fit for royalty. The afternoon is spent gin-tasting, with a talk on the development of distinctive cocktail flavours and combinations at the distillery – all in the spectacular Surrey countryside. And the day would not be complete without the presence of the Norbury Park Cheese Company, sampling their finest artisan cheeses. The perfect day for connoisseurs of exquisite taste.
If you love Afternoon Tea, as well as a G&T, you’ll love these 3-hour G&Tea Parties, which take place between April and September at the distillery. Starting at 12pm, they’ll take you on a guided tour of the distillery where you’ll learn about the history of gin, Silent Pool and the botanicals they use to create their unique flavours, before rounding off the day with a tasting of their favourite Silent Pool seasonal spirits. Then you’ll enjoy a classic English Afternoon Tea, from delicate finger sandwiches to delicious cakes, biscuits and traditional Breakfast Tea, served with an award-winning Silent Pool G&T in a complimentary Copa glass.
Stories behind the bottle
For the truly gin-mad, a Directors Tour is the ultimate opportunity to learn about the Silent Pool distillery from the visionaries behind the brand. Joined by one of the Directors, you’ll receive an exclusive tour around the distillery, find out the history of Silent Pool and how they grew into the international brand they are today. And those burning questions you’ve always wanted to ask? You’ll get to ask them too.
Do spectacular floral bouquets give you the urge to create something magical for a wedding or special occasion yourself? If so, you’ll love this Hand-Tied Bouquet Workshop. You’ll learn how to create, present and gift-wrap beautiful bouquets using fresh, seasonal flowers and foliage as you enjoy a Silent Pool Distillers G&T. And when you’re finished, you’ll get a transportable box to take your creation home in.
All events take place over multiple days and times, so call 01483 229136 for more information or visit www.silentpooldistillers.com