Distinctive, clean, heady and organicJuniper-y Jin Talog is the product of a lot of time, fun and experimentation. Our signature gin gives a great juniper 'hit' whether taken neat, with tonic or in a classic cocktail.
We set out to make a single botanical London Dry Gin that outlives the tonic, tastes great, avoids gimmicks, and with no unusual and unnecessary ingredients:
just the best a gin can be.
Distilled in Small BatchesWe start with Megan - she is our lovely goddaughter, and also the name of our nano-still; both are petite. We gently coax the natural oils from our organic juniper berries using our secret method to guarantee peak juniper flavour. The copper in our still ensures Jin Talog's purity and clarity. We then hand-craft each nano-batch to create a maximum of 35 bottles of Jin Talog, making sure that each drop is perfect.
Welsh London Dry?The term “London Dry Gin” refers to the process used to make the gin, and has nothing to do with where the gin is made. Otherwise we would have to move to London.
Been there, done that!
What makes a London dry gin?
be distilled ensuring that the botanicals come into contact with the raw spirit
contain no essences or concentrates
be flavoured predominantly with juniper
have an ABV (Alcohol by Volume) of 37.5% or above
contain no artificial ingredients
have no flavour or colouring added after distillation
Here lies the alchemy of the distillation process in a premium gin like Jin Talog
Not all gins can be classed as London Dry. There are other, less complex ways to make gin, but we think that the London Dry method delivers the highest quality gin, with the truest flavour
Making gin in this way requires painstaking dedication to ensure that the end product is a gin that really does embody our passion and commitment. We hope that you agree
Cloudy Gin?In Carmarthenshire, it rains a lot. We embrace clouds and so should you…….
No need for an umbrella!
Why is our gin sometimes cloudy?
The science of distillation can be baffling, but in essence – the more flavour – the more essential oils have been captured by the distillation process.
These oils are soluble in high proof alcohols. Once diluted by ice or tonic they can result in a slight cloudiness – technically spontaneous emulsification or louching. We do not filter our gin to remove flavour!
This is perfectly normal and is simply a sign that the gin is heavy on flavour. We call it our optimal botanical load – the sweet spot where the gin has been given maximum flavour but remains clear in the bottle.
Please welcome our clouds, no umbrellas necessary!
We decided to make our life even harder, and our gin even better, by only ever using a minimum of ingredients to ensure purity, simplicity and clarity of flavour. We do not filter, so all the flavour remains in the bottle. Any cloudiness is perfectly natural.
Our Range of Gins
Jin Talog Single BotanicalUnashamedly Juniper
Jin Talog Twin BotanicalsFlavour, seasonality and rarity
Their availability depends upon the weather, which seasonal botanicals are thriving on the farm, and whatever takes our fancy to grow and experiment with, to create these singular and rare gins.
Our Twin Botanicals are made in small quantities and are highly seasonal, so get them while you can via the online shop.
We hand fill and label our bottles with a batch / bottle number which one of us will proudly sign. Alcohol levels may vary slightly by batch, reflecting the artisan and non-manufactured nature of our processes. We will of course annotate the bottle with the correct ABV (always somewhere between 40% and 45%), depending on each batch we make.
Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
Deceptively difficult to get right!
We think our hard work and head-scratching has paid off.