Sapling Gin is distinctly herbaceous, with a rosemary kick / ©Sapling
Sapling four times distills this organic Wildfarmed wheat in its Cotswolds distillery to create its base spirit, which will eventually become gin or vodka. Sapling Gin is made using the classic London Dry method and boasts the signature flavors of this world-renowned gin with heavy juniper notes leading in zesty citrus. The finish is distinctly herbaceous, with a rosemary kick.
As well as carefully choosing its suppliers to limit its environmental impact, Sapling also goes one step further by committing to planting one tree for every bottle purchased. While some companies have been known to use such off-setting practices as a greenwashing tactic, this is far from the case with Sapling: each bottle has its own unique code inscribed into the cork, which can then be searched on the online ‘Tree Tracker’ to find out exactly where your tree is planted.
The tree planting projects span the breadth of the UK, but one of the most successful is an urban planting scheme in London, which has seen fruit trees flourish across the city’s boroughs. During the UK’s off-season, Sapling invests in planting schemes across the rest of the world, too.
- 1¾ oz Sapling Gin
- ½ oz lime juice
- ½ oz locally made honey
- 3 rosemary sprigs
- a crack of black pepper
Combine the gin, lime juice and honey in a cocktail shaker and muddle in the rosemary before adding ice and a grind of black pepper. Shake thoroughly and double strain over ice into a rocks glass. Finish with a sprig of rosemary.
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