Small Batch Artisan Distillers
Copper Frog Distilling is a small batch artisan distillery based in Exmouth, Devon.
Small Batch Artisan Distillers
We only use the finest botanicals
Here at Copper Frog distilling, we pride ourselves on our consistency, all our botanicals are sourced from across a verity of dealers that specialise in botanicals such as Tuscan juniper berries, delicate Moroccan coriander and zesty lemon peel. Only the finest botanicals are used to create “The Spirit of Exmouth”
The main flavouring in all gins, juniper is a member of the cypress family and the berries used in gin production usually comes from Italy, Serbia, Macedonia and India. The best juniper berries are generally considered to be from mountain slopes in Tuscany and Macedonia.
The second most important flavouring in most gins, Coriander seeds come from Morocco, Romania, Moldavia, Bulgaria and Russia. They vary tremendously by region: for example the Bulgarian seeds are much more pungent than Moroccan seeds.
Angelica is a key ingredient as it holds the volatile flavours of other botanicals and marries them together giving length and substance to gin. Angelica has a musky, nutty, damp woody/rooty (forest floor), sweet flavour with a piney, dry edge.
The bulb of the iris plant, orris root has a very perfumed character and, like angelica root, can help fix aromas and flavours within a gin. Three to four year old plants are harvested then stored for two to three years before use to allow the flavour to develop.
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We also add various other hand selected botanicals to create our Copper Frog Gin.
We always buy our botanicals from the best suppliers, organic where posible.
We use only the purest filtered water
All our water is put it through our water purification plant to remove suspended partials, bacteria and chemicals leaving a pure very tasteless clean water to mix with our spirit so it does not distract from our spirits. This purified water typically has around 98% of the incoming contaminants removed, such as dissolved salts, bacteria, organics and pyrogens.
Keeping it local
Copper Frog Distilling. Exmouth's first and only distillery.
We Purchase as much as we can from local Devon Suppliers and of course organic where possible.
This helps us create “The spirit of Exmouth” and keeps our carbon footprint low
We prefer to use our handmade Copper still "Jenny" over an open flame, because the distiller has much greater control over the amount of heat applied.
We believe it gives the spirit a very unique texture and great mouthfeel by producing certain flavours that can only be found with naked flame distillation.
Distilling gin on an open flame requires a deft touch and far more attention than a Column still or steam distillation. It also means the gin is made in smaller batches, allowing the master distiller to precisely discard the ‘heads’ and ‘tails’ of the distillation, and only keeping the precious, flavourful ‘heart’ of the distillation.
The result is a carefully crafted gin, made from whole grain wheat, natural spring water and infused with carefully selected botanicals that when intermingled allow the complex flavours to create a subtle bouquet with aromas of juniper and citrus.
Everything is handcrafted
We hand fill, dip wax and label each bottle ourselves. As if that's not enough, each batch is numbered and signed by the distiller. We want you to be impressed, we believe in what we produce, and are proud of what goes into the making each spirit. These spirits are personal to us. This is craft distilling – not mass production. This is true craftsmanship. The end result is quality handcrafted spirit that promises to be “The spirit of Exmouth”
Our beautiful, handcrafted
COPPER FROG GIN