Silverback Raspberry Gin is a new addition to the growing range of spirits from the Gorilla Spirits Co. It is a limited edition join, but I suspect it could become a permanent fixture. It is made by infusing Silverback Gin with Scottish Raspberries.
The owner and founder is Andy Daniels who spent four years building up to the first release of Silverback Gin in December 2015. The distillery was located in Four Marks near Alton but, in late summer 2018, the distillery relocated to the village of Upton Grey situated to the south east of Basingstoke. Since the Silverback Mountain Strength Gin was launched, a vodka, an old tom gin and a coffee liqueur have all been added to he range.
The base gin for the Silverback Raspberry Gin is the normal Silverback Gin. This is a small batch gin made using a pure wheat base spirit as a clean background spirit to allow the expression of the botanicals. The gin is distilled in Gorilla Spirits’ copper still which is nicknamed Mugwaneza (which means “she who is content” in Kinrwandan). The botanicals in Silverback Gin include Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Sweet Orange, Calamus Root, Acacia Blossom and Lemongrass. After the gin has been distilled and rested, it is infused and blended with Scottish raspberries to create this modern, fruity, raspberry flavoured gin with an attactive pinky, orange colour.
For every bottle of Silverback Raspberry Gin sold £1 goes directly to The Gorilla Foundation who are working to save the last remaining gorillas from extinction.