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MADE IN A BAR,
NOT IN A BOARDROOM

Our journey to cold distillation

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Our Story

WITH A PASSION FOR CREATING BETTER DRINKS, WE TURNED THE BASEMENT OF OUR BAR IN ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND INTO ONE OF THE UK’S MOST INNOVATIVE MICRO-DISTILLERIES.

WE BUILT OUR OWN VACUUM STILL, WHICH DISTILLS BOTANICALS AT LOW TEMPERATURES, RETAINING THEIR FRESH, NATURAL FLAVOUR. WHILE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE UK’S MOST RESPECTED GIN DISTILLERS, WE PERFECTED THE ART OF COLD DISTILLING BOTANICALS.

THIS RESPECT FOR TRADITION WHILE INNOVATING RESULTS IN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL BALANCED, REFINED, HIGH QUALITY GIN RECIPES THAT BRING TOGETHER THE BEST OF CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY BOTANICAL DISTILLING.

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FOUNDERS, ALEX, BEN AND JOSH


 
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The Founders

The three founders of Porter’s Gin were brought together through the desire to create light, refined gin recipes by balancing cold-distilled botanical distillates. Alex, Ben and Josh spent years perfecting the art of cold distillation while working together in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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THE FOUNDERS

THE THREE FOUNDERS OF PORTER’S GIN WERE BROUGHT TOGETHER THROUGH THE DESIRE TO CREATE LIGHT, REFINED GIN RECIPES BY BALANCING COLD-DISTILLED BOTANICAL DISTILLATES. ALEX, BEN AND JOSH SPENT YEARS PERFECTING THE ART OF COLD DISTILLATION WHILE WORKING TOGETHER IN ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND.

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OUR STILL

A Vacuum still is used to distill at temperatures below atmospheric boiling points. By attaching a pump to create a vacuum the pressure is lowered along with the temperature to achieve liquid boiling.

We now know that certain botanicals are vulnerable To overheating. In our micro-distillery in Aberdeen, we use vacuum distillation to retain light and natural favours that would otherwise be “cooked” by pot-distilling and therefore irreversibly damaged.

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OUR STILL

A VACUUM STILL IS USED TO DISTILL AT TEMPERATURES BELOW ATMOSPHERIC BOILING POINTS. BY ATTACHING A PUMP TO CREATE A VACUUM THE PRESSURE IS LOWERED ALONG WITH THE TEMPERATURE TO ACHIEVE LIQUID BOILING.

WE NOW KNOW THAT CERTAIN BOTANICALS ARE VULNERABLE TO OVERHEATING. IN OUR MICRO-DISTILLERY IN ABERDEEN, WE USE VACUUM DISTILLATION TO RETAIN LIGHT AND NATURAL FAVOURS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE “COOKED” BY POT-DISTILLING AND THEREFORE IRREVERSIBLY DAMAGED.