Today Luxury Safes gives you a fresh notice in the “most expensive” world of things. If Gin and Tonic is your drink of choice then sit up and have a look.
Silent Pool Distillers, a distillery based in the UK, has created what could be the largest and most expensive bottle of gin in the world. This nine-liter bottle is set to go on display at Hedonism Wines in Mayfair, London, on 10 March.
You might be wondering why a bottle of gin, no matter how large, needs to be on display. Well, this bespoke masterpiece has been hand painted and signed by artist Laura Barrett and contains Silent Pool’s 24 botanical gin which was launched last November following years of research and trials.
Silent Pool Distillers is based on the Albury Estate, in Surrey, UK, and takes its name from a nearby pair of ancient pools in the Surrey Hills. The bespoke design of the bottle is said to be inspired by ingredients of the gin, the area in which it is created, as well as local mythology.
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Legend has it that back in the 13th Century, a beautiful young woman was bathing in the pools when she was drowned by the evil Prince John, brother of King Richard. She is now thought to haunt the lake at midnight.
Silent Pool Gin contains botanicals such as Bosnian juniper, Bulgarian angelica, honey and grain of paradise.
The distillery treats its botanicals in two different ways: some are bruised and macerated in the base spirit for a period of 24 hours before being transferred to the still, while others are macerated in a higher proof spirit and then filtered out, leaving only the oils and aromatic compounds to be added to the distillation.
Priced at a whopping £5,000 (that’s a little under $7,000), this takes the title of being the world’s most expensive bottle of gin dethroning Cambridge Distillery’s Watenshi Gin, which previously held the title with a price tag of £2,000 ($2,800).
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