Tasting notes from the orchard – Botanic No 7
March 8, 2021
Botanic Nº7 is the UK’s first orchard-led spirit infused with 7 botanicals foraged throughout the year from Gattertop’s ancient orchards, hedgerows, fields, woodlands and garden in Herefordshire. The herbs, leaves, blossom, plants and fruit from our Founder, Gemma’s recipe, are distilled in small batches and infused to capture a truly considered and authentic ‘year round’ product. Steeped in history dating back to 1086, we believe the heritage of Gattertop’s fertile land adds a unique flavour to our fruit and botanicals. Botanic Nº7 is a natural, smooth and subtle spirit of exceptional taste.
Botanic No 7 allows the natural flavours of each of the botanics to take hold in 100% British grain vodka in their own right whilst still providing that clean, crisp and untainted flavour. The flavour profile has been led by nature; the chosen botanicals provide the opportunity for discovery of new, unusual flavours that sit outside the juniper base.
Distilled botanicals: damson blossom, rosemary, basil, elderflower, lemon, nettle, coriander
These flavours represent the English countryside in a glass. The seven botanical captured are orchard-led alongside the surrounding hedgerows, fields, woodlands and gardens at Gattertop. The flavour profile can be described fresh, clean and elegant, mixing modern and traditional flavours. We are so proud to have created a well balanced drink, that is interesting and complex in spirit, with the right level of sweetness & acidity to carry the botanicals on top.
An initial nose of vanilla followed by a well rounded herb aroma with a spiced, earthy undertone. Fresh and well-rounded, encapsulating nostalgic seasonality of an vibrant orchard and country garden with a long elegant finish.
This drink will appeal to both vodka and gin drinkers who enjoy a long healthier, ‘skinny’ drink.
Drink straight, on the rocks or as a martini with a twist of lemon for a sweeter note or an olive for more savoury
Serve over soda or tonic, with plenty of ice with either a citrus or herb garnish. We also recommend an elderflower, pink grapefruit or cucumber tonic for a more complex yet naturally delicious flavour.
For a perfect pick-me-up, the botanics add an additional depth to a Bloody Mary. Botanic No 7 also works perfectly in a wealth of vodka cocktails.
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