Bringing back The Friday Gin Review with a fresh batch of Gins! This week its Williams Chase Extra Dry Gin..
Chase Distillery is an independent and family run, single estate distillery in Herefordshire, England. William Chase is a person, the farmer of this land…with what was originally a potato farm, expanded into crisps/potato chips in 2002 (Tyrrells Crisps) and then a couple of years after, as Tyrrells grew, William Chase was looking for something new and came across potato Vodka. The 1st batch of alcohol, in the form of Vodka was produced in 2008. 4 years on from the idea! And Chase Distillery was born.
Chase Distillery now produces a number of spirits – Vodkas, Gins and Fruit Liquers.
Gin begins as a Vodka – so it was a natural progression for Chase Distillery to produce Gin. If you have award winning Vodka to hand it’s really a no brainer…
Williams Chase Extra Dry Gin is created then from the vodka, re-distilled with juniper, infused with juniper buds & berries.
There are 10 botanicals:
On the nose, its juniper with a little citrus and the spicy notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. Tasting, you have a full bodied Gin, strong juniper, lots of the citrus, a hint of apple and then warm spice through the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. This is a classic gin taste, rich but well balanced.
Keeping it simple Williams Chase Extra Dry Gin makes for a fantastic G&T…probably my favourite Gin for G&Ts at the moment…
I recently paired it with a wedge of cucumber and this worked well, playing to the fresh and clean flavours of this gin. Equally as good with lime though.
It would also make for a great Martini…
I haven’t seen Williams Chase in an off licence in Ireland just yet… our bottle was bought at Heathrow Airport (nicely dressed up with a bow!) However you can buy online on Master of Malt priced at €34.27 (70cl bottle). And I will find out if there are any Irish Stockists and update accordingly if so!
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