About Newton House Gin
Robin and Jane have created a unique, complex, compelling and elite London Dry Gin whose flavours take their inspiration from five of the botanicals which are grown in their gardens. The gin is made from English grown distilled wheat spirit and twelve botanicals, Almonds, Juniper, Liquorice, Angelica Root, Coriander Seeds, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon and Orange Peel, Peaches, Mint, and Blueberries. The Gin’s 43.2% ABV has been specifically rectified to ensure all the flavours are maximised on the palate. This has been made possible by the use of Newton House Estate’s spring water which has seeped gently from the hills surrounding the house for centuries. It is fresh, clear and unique… the perfect match for Newton House Gin.
When cold tonic water and ice are added to Newton House Gin the alcohol ‘louches’ a little which means the gin goes cloudy or has a ‘pearlescent glow’ which is created by a greater volume of essential oils being present in the gin. This is due to us not using bought dried citrus peel but instead we dry copious amounts of yellow grapefruit, lemons and oranges each week, which also creates wonderful aromas in the distillery. We have made a conscious decision not to chill-filter our gin because the flavour rich oils from the freshly dried citrus peel makes us stand out from the crowd and enhances the rich flavour and mouthfeel.
The bottle, artwork and labels have all been created and manufactured in Britain. The label has been carefully designed to reflect the essential and inherent qualities of the gin which is traditional yet edged with modernity, classy yet accessible to all, gentle yet desirable.
Director of Newton House Gin, Jane Cannon said: “We are focused on using great British suppliers and manufacturers whenever possible and keeping our carbon footprint as low as we can.”
The flavour of Newton House Gin is clean, zesty citrus with notes of juniper with underlying mint and peppery spice, further softened by the peach and blueberries giving the hint of English garden fragrances. Overall it whispers subtlety with a length and delicacy enhanced by an enjoyably long and fresh finish.
For an absolutely perfect serve, and to make the flavours of Newton House Gin sing, serve over ice, with a bruised mint leaf or three, a slice of lime and Fever-Tree Tonic. A Newton House G&T is refreshing, distinctive and delicious, and creates a completely harmonious flavour for the purist.
Newton House Gin is also the perfect partner for any cocktail. Pure magic for the mixologist to create wonderful memories.
Robin and Jane Cannon purchased Newton House and 60 acres of gardens and grounds in 2007. It was in a very sorry state of decay and during the ten year restoration project every square inch of the house and outbuildings and every square yard of the grounds have been lovingly restored. The walled gardens now grow a large variety of flowers for cutting, herbaceous borders to enjoy and many botanicals including exciting and colourful edible flowers for cocktails!
In a moment of inspiration Robin and Jane decided to use their unique spring water which is pure and the elixir of life, having seeped gently from the hills surrounding the house for centuries, together with some of their homegrown botanicals to create a small batch, handcrafted gin. The gin was originally created in Hermione, a 10 litre copper still which is still used to develop delicious libations. After much trialling, the unique recipe was finally agreed and Newton House Gin was born.
Our delicious gin was originally distilled in Henrietta, a 60 litre copper still, located in a small distillery in the old dairy of the house. The distillery has now been relocated into the carpenter’s workshop in the grounds of Newton House affording the distilling team greater space to distil, bottle and label, in the new copper stills, which are called Unity, Liberty and Hope.
A huge effort goes into ensuring the consistency of every distillation. The result is pure nectar…. flavours of garden freshness, subtle nuances of ancient botanicals and delightful surprises for your taste buds.
Gin & Jazz Nights
Robin and Jane Cannon have for many years enjoyed Jazz at Ronnie Scotts and GIN wherever they can find it! They decided to share both loves and launched Gin and Jazz evenings at The Bespoke Gin House, formerly the stable and coach house, at their Jacobean Manor House, in 2017. The Gin and Jazz evenings have proved to be hugely popular and two new dates will be announced shortly. Please subscribe to our mailing list and you will receive notification as soon as the Autumn dates are released.
Three bars are open for the evening. The Newton House Gin Bar, serving delicious Newton House G&T’s, The PeaCOCKTAILBar serving several of our own specially designed and created gin cocktails and The Wine Counter with a selection of Berry Brothers and Rudd, red, white, rose and sparkling wines.
A 4 course supper is created and served by Brett Sutton who owns The White Post at Rimpton who is a very creative and talented chef, whose pub has just been recognised as the 26th Gastro Pub in the UK. We are delighted that he is working with us to make our Gin and Jazz evenings so special with delicious food.
Come and join us for GIN & JAZZ… a real TONIC for a Friday evening!!
Let's Talk Gin
17th September 2018
- 25ml of Newton House Gin
- 25ml of Campari
- 25ml of Carpano Antica Formula
Garnished with a wedge of Orange.
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with ice, strain over fresh cubed ice into a Chilled Rocks Glass or Tumbler.
- 50ml of Newton House Gin
- 15ml of Dry Vermouth
Garnished with an Olive or Lemon Twist.
Add ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with ice, strain into a frozen Martini Glass or Coupe.