The popularity of gin certainly shows no sign of decline. Last year it was confirmed that the number of gin distilleries registered in the UK had doubled in the last five years. A local distillery run by an inspiring and talented bunch is Sibling, based just up the road from us in Cheltenham. Luckily for us they have recently been able to increase production to 1,600 bottles a month following a successful move to their first dedicated premises.
The team of four siblings behind the distillery are all under the age of 26 but the art of alcohol production runs in the family; their parents also run a microbrewery in their home town.
Their approach to gin production fuses a respect for traditional methods with state-of-the-art processing and a modern botanical blend. Sibling do not buy in a neutral base spirit, they make their own high quality vodka from scratch to ensure they achieve the highest quality base spirit to then infuse with their chosen botanicals. Infused with softening tones of vanilla and blueberry, subtle hints of orange and lemon ensure a clean fresh twist.