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Bottle of Silent Pool gin




Photographer: Luke Kirwan

Editor’s Pick: the insiders’ must-haves


Emma Sleight

Food & wine editor


Dry January is almost at an end, but there's still time to celebrate 'Ginuary' with our premium pick

To all the brave souls who partook in dry January, I applaud you; I, on the other hand, recently discovered the phenomenon that is Ginuary – an entire month dedicated to celebrating and indulging in one of the UK’s favourite spirits. Gin has enjoyed a revival in recent years with specialist distilleries popping up across the country, and one to watch is Silent Pool in Surrey. Built next to a stretch of water called Silent Pool and crafted using the actual water from the lake and handmade copper stills, it doesn’t get more unique than this distillery. I love the brand’s eponymous tipple – a blend of 24 botanicals including kaffir lime, chamomile and local honey. Bring out its floral nature with a splash of tonic and a sprig of fresh mint – cheers!
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“With an elegantly ETCHED bottle
and an unusual botanical blend, this
gin makes a great gift”