Mayfield - Sussex Hop GinElegant Finish
'Single farm gin DRAGGED BY ITS nostrils to St. Dunstan's copper pot'.
An enticing zesty citrus nose leads the way.
While on the palate there is more of the same with a pure, pine-and-spice juniper heart. The hops provide a floral note with a delicious subtle sweet bitterness and an elegant finish.
Created by James Rackham, founder of artisanal spirits company, Emporia Brands, liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Distillers and resident of Mayfield, East Sussex.
The dramatic label depicts the story of St. Dunstan & The Devil, an epic event which, the story goes, happened in the 10th Century in Mayfield Village where St Dunstan, the then Archbishop of Canterbury came upon a fair maiden, whereupon he noticed she had cloven hooves, and therefore must be the devil. St Dunstan, a highly skilled blacksmith dragged the devil by his nostrils using iron tongs and threw the devil into a well at Tunbridge Wells where the natural waters still taste of iron to this day!
Known for its uses in beer, Sussex Hops have been carefully cultivated and picked to be used as one of the leading botanicals in Mayfield Gin. The variety of hop was found growing wild in a local Sussex hedgerow before it was cultivated by award winning hop farmer Andrew Hoad. This variety brings a unique floral note and some sweet bitterness supported by the citrus, giving some fresh and zesty notes.
The hops were discovered as a wild hop growing in local hedge rows and is now cultivated in just one acre of a thirty acre hop farm in Salehurst. Sussex Hop is now an approved variety and gives an amazing citrus and hop character to our fabulous Sussex gin.
The Mayfield IPA Sour is a new cocktail created by Matt Otley of the Salt Rooms, Brighton.
Muddle half a lime in the base of a chilled rocks glass, then add ice. Add 15ml of sugar syrup, 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters bitters and 50ml of Mayfield gin before stirring and topping up with IPA and add a lime garnish slice.