Record breaking gin is world's 'largest and most expensive'

By Ben Winstanley contact

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World's largest and most expensive gin

Related tags: Essential oil, Ethanol

Silent Pool Distillers has created allegedly the world's "largest and most expensive gin", weighing in at nine litres and a hefty £5,000 price tag.

The Surrey-based spirit takes the crown from Cambridge Distillery's standard-sized bottle of Watenshi Gin, which costs £2,000.

Hand-painted and signed by artist Laura Barrett, the design of the bottle is said to be inspired by ingredients of the gin and the area in which it is created.

The gin is distilled in two different ways with some botanicals bruised and macerated in the base spirit for 24 hours before being transferred to the still, while others are macerated in a high-proof spirit and then filtered out to leave only essential oils and aromatic compounds to be added to the distillation.

Bosnian juniper, Bulgarian angelica, honey and grains of paradise are some of the aromatic botanicals found in Silent Pool Gin.

The record-breaking bottle will go on show at Hedonism Wines in Mayfair, London, on 10 March.

Silent Pool edit
The record-breaking vessel is over 12 times bigger than a standard 70cl bottle

Related topics: Spirits & Cocktails

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