Apart from our tipples, our Distillery Botanica 3 acre garden is our pride and joy.
When it comes to producing new spirts and liqueurs, the garden and everything that is grown here, is Philip's botanical playground. Take Moore's Gin, we use Angelica from the garden and for Distillery Botanica Gin, rose, chamomile, sage and Murraya Flowers. To give our Lemon Myrtle Liqueur its distinctive citrus touch we use the leaves from our Lemon Myrtle trees and in our Absinthe Reverie, the Grand Wormwood, the Petite Wormwood and Lemon Balm leaves are grown right here on site.
We also grow and produce Mandarins, Lemon Grass, Kaffir Lime and Curry Leafs, Ginger, Turmeric and Galangal Root just to name a few.
To extract the essence and aromas for Distillery Botanica Gin, Philip uses a one-thousand-year-old technique known as 'enfleurage', whereby flowers or botanicals are laid out onto a layer of solidified coconut oil. Over a few days, the fragrance is diffused into the oil, releasing their perfumes in their purest possible form.
We think that our gardens are just too beautiful not to be shared and between you and me, we love a good celebration! If you are interested in hosting your wedding ceremony, feel free to drop us a line here.