Selling up their Devon homestead after 10 years of production, they moved into a dedicated building with a small bottling line and larger scale facilities to expand their range.
The business is now ran by their children and in 2010 a new product hit the shelf - 6 O’clock Gin.
6 O'clock Gin is a premium gin made in the London Dry style and bottled at 43% abv. The still is a 'double sphere' condenser which is heated electrically using solar power, which effectively makes the distillation carbon neutral, so whilst it’s a clear spirit it’s certainly green too.
Outside of the ordinary botanicals such as coriander and orange peel, 6 O’clock also uses elderflower and winter savory, which is from the same herb family as rosemary and thyme.
The bottle itself is a simple design in a striking blue colour, which certainly helps you notice it on the shelf against its competition.
SilverFox Tasting Notes
Like putting on a jumper fresh from the dryer, it’s warm, clean and sweetly citrusy.
6 O'Clock Gin Tasting Notes
Nose: Vibrant and fresh, with juniper and citrus
Palate: Fresh and crisp, with citrus and floral notes
Finish: Long and full, with floral notes and juniper
Average Price: £27.00
Fox’s Rating: 8/10
All in all this is a very nice and well rounded gin, which opens up very nicely with the addition of tonic. The price is also very reasonable in a market that is continually being flooded with higher priced gin.