Drink of the week: Chapel Down Bacchus Gin

Gin made from wine? Where do we sign?

Drink of the week chapel down gin

Once a week we’ll be carefully selecting a bottle of something alcoholic to be our 'drink of the week'. Bottles you’ve probably not tried, made with care and precision, by producers who are dedicated to their craft and worth sipping to support..


The gin market is now so saturated, the shelves of Waitrose so full of different small batch bottles, that its rare to find a newsworthy gin anymore.

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That being said, has made it's way onto our home bars and into our hearts.

Made from sauvignon blanc grapes from Chapel Down's 2017 harvest their Bacchus gin is richly aromatic with a deep, herby finish.

chapel down bacchus gin

This is not a classic, take the edge off a long day type gin, but something rather more complex and layered. Classic botanicals like juniper, angelica root and orange weave together and harmonise rather delicately, with a heady aroma greeting you as soon as you pour.

As well as being a welcome use of grape skins we love the design of this Chapel Down gin. The bottle is one of the more beautiful we've seen in months with a frosted base and gorgeously bevelled edge.

Price: £35

Abv: 41.2%

Suggested serve: Neat, over ice, garnished with orange peel.

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