Introducing the magic behind the scenes at Penrhos
If you have been lucky enough to see our amazing still you will know that it is absolutely stunning and we are still amazed by it’s beauty nearly two years on.
When we embarked on our distilling journey it became apparent that many distilleries like to name their still. With a lot of discussion and thought we arrived on the name ‘Connie‘ for our still. Connie was the name of Dickie’s Grandmother who used to rear calves in the shed when Dickie was a child, so it seemed the perfect choice for our still which now holds the space in the converted cattle shed.
Our still Connie holds more than just beauty and the copper plays an essential role in the process of making our Penrhos Gin. Stills can be made of many materials such as, aluminum, iron and stainless steel. However, we find that copper is the very best for one reason… TASTE.
In simple terms, the copper helps to remove any impurities that are created during the distillation process. The unwanted aromas and flavours stick to the copper and are removed, rather than into your gin meaning you are able to enjoy a super smooth London Dry gin!