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Sipsmith's V.J.O.P. (Very Junipery Over Proof) Gin

Published:  13 November, 2013

Sipsmith, the first copper pot distillery to open in London for nearly 200 years, is delighted to announce the launch of V.J.O.P. (Very Junipery Over Proof) gin. The spirit will be available to the on-trade and independents across the UK from the middle of November.

The V.J.O.P has been created to pay homage to the mighty juniper berry, the key ingredient in gin. Based on Sipsmith's award-winning London Dry Gin, Master Distiller Jared Brown has tweaked the proportion of Juniper in the recipe and created a 'Triple Juniper' technique to produce the gin, which involves adding the ingredient to the distillate at three different stages. Firstly the original recipe has seen a significant increase in the proportion of Juniper and after a three-day maceration period in Patience and Prudence (Sipsmith's copper pot stills) more Juniper is added to the pot still as well as adding vapour infused Juniper via their Carter Head. The over-proofing allows this liquid to hold its own and carry itself confidently in classic cocktails that call for full flavoured ingredients.

Sam Galsworthy, Sipsmith co-founder, comments:

"We see this as the ultimate experience and celebration of Juniper. Imagining the botanicals as components in an orchestra, here we have taken the lead instrument and amplified its presence in the ensemble, and then raised the decibels by increasing the proof alcohol. The result is a special Juniper-forward gin."

SIPSMITH London Dry Gin

Sipsmith V.J.O.P, 57.7% ABV. RRP £37.95 per 70cl bottle.

For all trade enquiries please contact the distillery on 0208 741 2034.