THE WORLD’S LARGEST BOTTLE OF GIN UNVEILING AND MASTER BLENDER TUTORED TASTING
Date: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Price: £25 – Ticket redeemable in exchange for purchasing of Silent Pool Gin at Hedonism
Guests at the event will be treated to a fascinating “deconstruction” of the gin, tasting the three component parts, the final assembled spirit & a Silent Pool cocktail.
Coming from one of the hottest new brand launches of 2015, Silent Pool Gin and Hedonism wines are offering you the opportunity to witness the unveiling of ‘The world’s largest bottle of gin’, and an exclusive tasting with Master Distiller Cory Mason. Cory would love to share this once in a lifetime experience with imbibers at Hedonism Wines – at their establishment in Mayfair. Join Cory and the team as they taste the award-winning Silent Pool Gin, and some gin-tales about our award-winning spirit and the other incredible projects at the Silent Pool Distillery.
The goliath bottle which is the only 9 litre bottle of gin in the world, has been hand painted and signed by the artist Laura Barrett and towers above the brands standard 70 cl bottle released last year. The bottle will be sold for an eye opening £5,000 and you won’t find a larger bottle of gin commercially available. This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of gin history or throw one hell of a party!
The Silent Pool design draws inspiration from the locality, the gin production and the legendary Silent Pool. The aquagreen bottle colour is a reflection of the pool, the copper decoration is inspired by the colour of the stills, and the illustration not only features some of the 24 botanicals used in the recipe, but also incorporates elements of the legend of the Silent Pool. The aquagreen stopper colour is a perfect match for the bottle colour, and the overall effect conjures up the historic location of Silent Pool.
The design of the bottles comes from artist Laura Barrett who’s illustrations specialise in creating intricate and decorative silhouettes and monochrome patterns. With an emphasis on storytelling and an attention to detail, Laura’s illustrations are inspired by the darker side of folk and fairy tales. The design of the bottle came from Laura’s work with design agency SeymourPowell.
Legend has it that, back in the 13th Century, a beautiful young woman was bathing by the pool when a man on horseback approached. The stranger, overcome by her beauty caused her to swim deeper into the lake, where she drowned. The horse rider was said to be non other than evil Prince John, brother of King Richard, and the drowned maiden is said to haunt the lake at midnight… Can you spot the legendary characters within the patterned design?
Silent Pool is a classic gin at heart, full-bodied and fresh, with depth, clarity, and above all else delicous. Produced with a unique blend of 24 botanicals, the liquid is rich and clean juniper-driven with floral layers of lavender and chamomile. Fresh notes of citrus and kafir lime are grounded with the subtle sweetness of local honey, creating a well-balanced gin that is both traditional and refreshingly individual.
Located in the heart of London’s Mayfair, Hedonism is a new fine wine and spirits boutique which has already become the most talked about wine project of recent times. It is the perfect retail home for the world’s largest bottle of Gin, with the UK’s best buyers have sourced around 5,500 wines and 3,000 spirits. Hedonism takes the crème de la crème from each region of the world whilst carefully checking the provenance of every bottle.
It took months of research and recipe development to be able to fine-tune this unique method. As a result of all of this work, Silent Pool are now able to create a gin and express flavour in a way no one has done before.