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Copper Distilling: The Key to the Perfect London Dry Gin

Copper Distilling: The Key to the Perfect London Dry Gin

Posted by Karen Skerratt on 15 May 2023

Copper distilling is an important process in the creation of London Dry Gin. This type of gin is well-known for its smoothness, balance, and flavour. Every great gin starts with the right ingredients and a quality distillation process, and copper distilling plays an integral role in that process. So, let’s take a closer look at what makes copper distilling so important for creating the perfect London Dry Gin. 

 The Role of Copper in Distillation

Copper has been used for centuries to make stills for production of spirits. It is a malleable metal that allows it to be easily shaped into the various components needed for the still. Copper also has antimicrobial properties which means it can help remove unwanted compounds from your spirit during the distillation process. There are three primary reasons why copper stills are preferred over other materials: they produce high quality spirits, they require less energy during operation, and they provide superior heat control over other metals such as stainless steel or aluminium.

Why Copper Is Essential for London Dry Gin

London dry gin is known for its distinct flavour profile – juniper and other botanicals come together to create a unique taste experience. To achieve this flavour profile requires precise control over temperature during distillation which is why copper stills are so important when making London Dry Gin. Because copper conducts heat more effectively than other metals, it allows you to control the temperature much more precisely – ensuring that only the desired flavours are extracted from your botanicals when making your gin.

 Easier Clean-up

Cleaning up after using a copper still isn’t as difficult as some people might think. All you need is some warm water and a soft brush to clean up any residue that may be left behind after your distillation process has finished. You don’t have to worry about leaving behind any dangerous chemicals or substances like you would with some other processes either, making this one much safer to use as well!

Copper distilled London dry gin is one of the most sought-after types of gin available on the market today – and for good reason! Its unique distillation process gives it superior quality, taste, aroma, appearance, shelf life, and distinctive characteristics that make it stand out from traditional gins produced without this method of distillation - making it perfect for the discerning drinker seeking something truly special!

To explore this further a gin tour is highly recommended to answer more questions about the processes used in this traditional, artisan production of fine gins around the globe such as the 3* Great Taste Award Ivaar the Boneless Gin.

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