William Chase's Gin story begins with a vodka, a drink the brand has been producing for some time. As the initial process for creating vodka and gin is quite similar - creating a neutral base drink distilled above 96% ABV - william chase also decided to create a gin, based on the production of his apple flavored vodka. However, to make a gin it is necessary to mix this initial drink with other plants, where juniper is the predominant flavor. With this in mind, the gin production team turned to their own organic apple orchard and, instead of using a neutral drink as a base, used apple vodka. Thus, the basic flavor of William Chase: Apple was chosen.
This apple distillate serves as a base for the distillation of the other botanicals used in the William Chase gin, such as juniper, coriander, angelica, licorice, lily, orange and lemon peel. This distillation is made in a small still (affectionately called "Gina") and bottled at 48% ABV. The nose has a strong juniper presence, complemented by citruses. On the palate, juniper dominates once again, before taking on a more citrus flavor, with coriander, angelica and licorice all contributing to a spicy and long finish. The apple base is also noticeable when tasted pure. A very balanced gin that manages to have its own personality.