Distilled from the leaves of a single, ancient Mulberry Tree (Morus Nigra), a single batch of this magnificent cask – strength (64% ABV) gin takes more than two years of careful work to produce.
Each leaf is hand harvested and individually dried before being carefully balanced with further fine botanicals and gently distilled. Once the distillate is ready, it is rested to allow complex flavours to combine before being prepared for aging to delicately build and round the flavour.
Handmade porcelain jars, embossed and polished to a diamond matt finish in distinctive crisp white are perfectly paired with an elegant porcelain stirrup cup, a fresh take on the traditional British drinking vessel.
The luxurious presentation is completed with a fine leather hide, hand embosses case to give a satisfying, organic feel.
Sold as its full cask strength the liquid is a robust 64%, yet still elegantly rounded for its strength. However, like with fine whiskies, the full flavour is released when a little water is added. A first splash adds aromatic notes to the woody sweetness. A further splash and the intense juniper flavour comes to the fore.
The stirrup cup is made precisely for this watering and tasting ritual, but Marus LXIV can also be made into deliciousness cocktails, three particularly fine examples are to be found at www.morusgin.com.
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