Bawdon Lodge Farm, Nanpantan Road, Charley, Leicestershire, LE12 9YE
Produce: Craft gin
What better way to achieve the exceptionally crisp and fresh taste of Burleighs London Dry Gin, than to use botanicals that can be naturally sourced from this ancient and beautiful woodland.
Burleighs Gin has certainly made a big splash within the gin world since its launch in 2012. Created by Master Distiller Jamie Baxter at his famous 45 West Distillery in Leicester, Burleighs Gin has received many great reviews and accolades. Jamie's secret for creating his signature Burleighs London Dry Gin, was to seek inspiration for his recipe from his environment in the spectacular surroundings of Burleighs Wood in Leicester.
The main natural recipe for the gin include silver birch, dandelion, burdock, elderberry and iris which all grow in harmony together in the ancient woodland and, not forgetting of course, the all-important Juniper berry. These ingredients combine to make an earthy, crisp, sophisticated gin from Leicestershire.
The Burleighs portfolio has also increased to include some fantastic new exciting additions including Burleighs Gin PINK Edition, a floral, delicately sweet gin inspired by Baxter's visit to Tokyo. With Japanese cherry blossom, hibiscus, rose and pink grapefruit Burleighs PINK edition is soft, smooth and easy drinking.
Jamie is always looking for inspiration for his next creation. He has been involved in independent distilling since licences were first granted back in 2006, and whilst in the early days he immersed himself in different types of spirits, he soon found that gin was the most versatile and appealing.
"Gin was different from other spirits because it is more complex and involves a lot more expertise in creating its varied and unique flavours" Jamie explained. There is a real labour of love that goes into each one of his gins, with all of the botanicals having to harmonise and compliment one another to form one well balanced high grade taste.
Jamie will always provide a warm welcome to anyone who wishes to visit his 45 West Distillery and he will gladly give you a guided tour and the opportunity of distilling your own gin!
Alternatively you can visit his 45 West Bottle Shop and Bar situated in the heart of Leicester, a stone's throw away from Leicester Cathedral, boasting a carefully selected range of quality wine, craft beer and of course lots of Burleighs Gin!