Theodore is an elegantly aromatic Scottish Gin, inspired by the lost civilisation of the Picts. Theodore is an homage to a war-like tribe that once made its home amidst these ancient rocks and valleys.
In this first experimental batch of Theodore, sixteen botanicals, including pine, damask rose, pomelo and bourbon vetiver, have been distilled in a multi-stage process using an old Charentais still alongside a rotovap to extract the best flavours and aromas from each distinct botanical.
Pomelo is distilled in an old Charentais still at “feu nu” to extract the elegant citric notes of the fruit. Ginger is double distilled again in the Charentais in order to extract woody warmth and powdery spiciness. Honey and fresh pine needles are distilled in a vacuum using a rotavapor to preserve the freshness of the botanicals. Coriander, juniper, pink pepper, chamomile, kaffir limes, orris, cardamom and lavender are distilled in the classic London Dry style
After distillation and blending, we further infuse Theodore Gin with Oolong tea, which gives the liquid a pale straw colour, and a green-grassy aroma that adds layers of complexity as well as balances the natural sweetness of the gin.
This intricate and delicate elixir is the product of a perfumer and two master distillers, one British and one French, combining old and new techniques.