The Original Copperhead
In the heat of the storm this new gin tried to set foot in the market. Against the current trend, Copperhead didn’t want to create a new western dry gin. They were looking to create the best London Dry, bringing gin back to its roots. Different ingredients were listed to create Copperhead gin. Finally five ingredients were selected: Juniper berries, Cardamon, Angelica, Coriander seeds and Orange zest.
ORGANIC INGREDIENTS & EXPERTISE
Copperhead is made in authentic copper stills. Every distillation process is executed with passion and a high level of expertise. Copperhead organic botanicals are used for a first distillation. In this process the botanicals are heated and realease their complex signature aromatics. Signature juniper dominant taste with a hint of citrus flavour which creates a very soft and subtle gin.
Copperhead refers to the copper bottle or more specifically to the copper alembic or pot still in which the earliest precursor to Gin was developed.
About the Producer
During the summer of 2013, the passionate pharmacist, Yvan Vindevogel, gets triggered by an article which tells the fascinated story of Gin. He has been a pharmacist for many years and one day he read that article about how Gin used to be used in medecine. He owns his own hotel in Belgium, so it is not surprising that he noticed the rise in Gins popularity all accross Europe.
Copperhead brings the alchemist history of Gin back to the spotlight. For centuries alchemists were looking for their “Elixir of Life”, a way of extending life until eternity. During his pursuit, and much to his own surprise, he conjured up an exquisite composition, using a copper pot still and a recipe based on five essential botanicals: angelica, juniper, cardamon, orange peel and coriander seed. The medicinal effect of the juniper berries, which is the bases of every gin, is known since dawn, and was an extremely popular product as a medicine.