Product of: United Kingdom
This very British of gins is a natural extension for William Chase, the creator of Tyrrells potato crisps, Chase Potato Vodka and GB Gin, especially given that Chase also brew and bottle Willy’s Apple Cider Vinegar on the same Herefordshire farm which houses their distillery.
James Chase, William’s son, says, “Since 2000 our family has been on a mission to share our home-grown potatoes with the world. Firstly, as award winning potato chips and then since 2008 in the form of our Single Estate spirits, Chase Vodka and GB Gin, distilled from field-to-bottle on our farm in Herefordshire.
"Forever wanting to push the limits of innovation, our distillers have been working for months on our latest creation which I think you might agree is our best yet; introducing Chase Sea Salt and Cider Vinegar Gin. Celebrating our 10th Birthday in April, we wanted to bring you something which would rock the foundations of the gin world and at the same time provide a nod to our past, thanking the humble spud for its unrivalled versatility.
"Pair with great tonic and prepare yourself for the signature wash of juniper, now riding atop a wave of saltiness akin to a sea-breeze complemented by the tart and moreish essence of vinegar. Refreshing, delicious and a true roller-coaster for the senses.
"A select release of 1,000 bottles has been signed off by William and will be hitting our webshop (williamschase.co.uk) at 10am on 3rd April. We can’t wait to share this with you!”
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 01/04/2018
Piney juniper, faint notes of overripe banana, nose tingling salt & vinegar, subdued black pepper and nutty angelica.
Fairly classic juniper forward London dry gin in style with surprisingly subtle salt & vinegar notes – not nearly as pronounced as the nose prepares you for.
Although the salt & vinegar flavour is subtle, like a bag of potato crisps, as the long lingering flavour fades so you are compelled to start all over again with another mouthful.
Given that 1. Chase GB gin is made with potato spirit, 2. Chase make Willy’s Apple Cider Vinegar, and 3. William Chase used to make Tyrrells crisps, all on the same Herefordshire potato farm, if anybody could make a great salt & vinegar gin it’s William Chase. This salt & vinegar gin reminds me of Hamburger Gin