OUR GIN

SINGAPORE IN A BOTTLE

“We have created a Gin that is complex, yet balanced and harmonious,

a blend that represents multiple cultures.  Just like Singapore.” 


 
 

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AFTER MORE THAN A YEAR OF TESTING DIFFERENT BOTANICAL COMBINATIONS COMES THE INTRODUCTION OF TANGLIN GIN.

Tim our Gin Man has, with his usual complex and quintessentially Dorset-Antipodean style, selected botanicals which have achieved balance and harmony, but with a little Punch (and Judy).  We have created a Gin that is complex, yet balanced and harmonious.  A blend that represents multiple cultures.  Simply put, its Singapore in a bottle.

We like to call this is an old-world modern gin.  The pine of the Juniper is unmistakably there and the herbaceous flavour notes come from classic gin botanicals.  But the twist comes from Indian Amchoor – the powdered form of green unripe mango which adds an extra citrus note. And then we come to our not so secret ingredient (the clue is in the name, Orchid Gin). But its not used in the way you might think, we use two forms of orchid. Firstly Dendrobium nobile Lindl which is Shi Hu in Pinyin. The botanical is added in a powdered form of the dried stalk, mirroring its prominent use in Chinese Medicine where it was first described in Shen Nong’s Herbal Classics written about 2500 years ago. 

Legend has it that the juice of dendrobium can resurrect the dead, and is No.1 of the 9 ‘Chinese immortality herbs’.  Have we the first proof that drinking Gin is good for you?

The second form of Orchid comes from the ‘fruit’ of the Vanilla Orchid. Whole Vanilla beans are used in the Gin Column, adding a smooth richness to the flavour.

And finally Organic Oranges add a a highlight sweetness of citrus. We just love what one of our favourite Australian Gins has done by adding whole fruit into the Gin Basket, so we’ve made the most amazing flavour combination by placing our Oranges directly beneath our vanilla.

 
 

OUR PROCESS

EXTRACTING THE PUREST OF SPIRITS

The wonder that is Gin making - 80% science, 20% art. 

It begins when we carefully select, sort ,weigh, and measure our botanicals.

 


 
 

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OUR BASE: 
PUREST BEGINNINGS

Our base is a Neutral Grain Spirit, NGS, from Australia, chosen for its purity, and sourced from one of the worlds leading suppliers, Manildra Group, a family owned company, they extract the purest spirit from the cleanest wheat on the planet (ok we may be a little biased)

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ON TO THE
STILL

We dilute to around 38% ABV (alcohol by volume), and 250 Litres are pumped into our No.1 (Gineo) Still.  We’ve abandoned the tradition of naming our still or giving it a gender - its simply known as No.1 Still. But we still love it just as much… 
 

Our smart still is heated via an oil jacket, this provides a uniform heat to the entire still, this avoids burning the botanicals which would add an unwanted bitterness.

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COMMENCING DISTILLING

As the temperature rises the botanicals release their oils.  Although not all botanicals release oils and not all are selected to provide flavour - some are used to bind the flavours together at a molecular level and others add brightness to the flavours coming through … Over the next ten hours our clever little still produces a smooth and almost creamy gin that is complex and layered in flavour.

 

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STABILIZATION

Once critical temperatures are reached, we let the column stabilize which allows the vapour to rise, condense and rise again – this cycle brings greater purity and allows the gin flavours to become smoother.  This is essential to creating Tanglin Gin

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MIXING

At this point in our Gin’s journey to bottle, it’s mixed with locally sourced distilled water to 42% ABV.  We have chosen not to chill filter our gin which means that it may go a little cloudy if you keep if in the freezer.  This is a natural process, and Tim our Gin man can explain why this happens if you want to ask him.  Or, if you’re really interested, then Andy our resident Chemist, Ergonomist and head of operations can explain the chemistry. We suggest you have a couple of Gins on hand for his explanation as its going to be hard going...
So if your Gin does go a little cloudy then don’t panic - just enjoy knowing its packed with extra flavor.

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The FINISHING TOUCH

After a little bit of tasting (not too much, and always responsibly....) we bottle and label in the same space. The “First Batch” name on the bottle is all about our special beginnings, there will be about 8 lots of the First Batch Gin, after this we will be moving to our new label.

Then finally the neck labels are all individually hand numbered, this will tell you the Gin batch/Lot number and the bottle number in that Lot.