Wild Beer Co Sleeping Lemons Gin

Style
Gin
Country
Britain
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ABV
40%
Bottle Size
700ml
Serving Temp
4 to 7°C

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Our Somerset heroes Wild Beer Co have teamed up with Bristol's Psychopomp microdistillery to create a divine small-batch gin inspired by their Sleeping Lemons beer. Coriander seeds, angelica and liquorice roots, lemongrass, lemon zest and lemon verbena, caper berries and preserved lemons are steeped overnight in British wheat-based neutral spirit and distilled the following day. After resting another night the spirit is diluted down to 40% abv, using filtered water and an intense liquor of caper brine, citric acid, white granulated sugar and food grade vacuum salt.  The result is a beautiful salty Limoncello aroma on a gentle, clean spirit that can be sipped straight from the glass.

Less than 200 cases were made on the first run and only a small portion made their way to us, so supply is severely limited!

Brewery Info

There is no other brewery in the world making beers like the Wild Beer Company. In fact, there are very few breweries that even look like Wild Beer Company. Most are a study in stainless steel, but walking into Wild Beer’s home on a remote Somerset farm, it’s wood that dominates the scene. Dozens of barrels are stacked floor to ceiling, each with its contents scribbled on the side: Modus, Ninkasi, Sourdough (yes, a beer using sourdough yeast). Not all the beers Wild Beer make will touch the inside of a barrel, but what is clear is that they all live up to their tagline: Drink WILDLY Different.

Take Millionaire for example, a chocolate and salted caramel milk stout that is every bit as decadent as it sounds. Or how about Wild Goose Chase? A tart, sprightly beer fermented using locally-harvested wild yeast and gooseberries? Or perhaps one of our favourite beers (ever?), Sleeping Lemons, a gose (a low-ish alcohol, slightly salty German beer) brewed with lemons preserved in salt – can there be anything more refreshing? Wild Beer is indeed wildly different. And while it can be tempting to take the innovation too far, head brewer Brett Ellis remains true to the aim of making all their beers very drinkable. That’s true whether it’s Zintuki, a quirky sour ale blended from Somerset Wild, their beer fermented using yeast cultivated from a nearby orchard, along with an ale fermented with champagne yeast and some local apple juice, or the more conventional ‘Fresh’ pale ale. Wild Beer pack more flavour in to their beers than many breweries can dream of.

As Brett writes: “We love sour beers, their unrivalled complexity and nuances make them both the most exciting and engaging styles of beer to brew and to drink. The romance and the art of brewing come through in a very different way when using the extraordinary uncontrollable wild yeasts and bacteria.

“There's wild yeast and bacteria everywhere, especially here in Somerset with so many orchards nearby. When you make a happy home for them in your brewery they just show up and spontaneously ferment – and sour – a beer.”

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Slight lemon flavour
60%
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A very slight lemon hint with the strength of the gin over taking the lemon flavouring. I have had other lemon gins with much stronger lemon and pleasant flavour, often for a much lower price.
Perfect summer drink
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This is beautifully refreshing poured over ice and topped with lemonade. Although the ABV is high it remains light and fruity.
Where the Wild things live
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Who would have thought that making beer = making gin. But I suppose when you are as good at making great bee as Wild Beer you could also have a go at making gin. This gin is a real triumph, it has all the salty sour lemonyness of the beer that inspired it. It is a grown up no nonsense gin making the most of all those big lemon flavours. The slightly salty sour taste is great in a G+T and as a Martini!
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