75cl * 40% ABV * Sussex, England
Bolney Estate was planted in the early 1970s on the edge of the South Downs and is now one of England's premier wine producers. The company is still family-run, with Sam Linter, daughter of founders Janet and Rodney, heading up the winemaking team. The team at Bolney have turned their hand to making gin that uses press wine from estate-grown grapes, distilled with botanicals and other ingredients from the hedgerows surrounding the vines. This is a classic, dry English gin with notes of lemon oil and fresh herbs balanced by bay and juniper.