It takes a process we refer to as ‘Botanical Alchemy’ to create a gin that combines so perfectly the finely balanced elect of botanicals together with the less tangible sense of ‘Englishness’ which lies at the very heart of this glorious spirit

Chilgrove Bluewater Edition draws its inspiration from the rich history that exists between England and Australia, both in terms of the early explorers & settlers and also the subsequent maritime trade-routes. The botanicals which have been chosen all had their part to play in this story.

Bottled at a super-premium 46% abv, Chilgrove Bluewater Edition is a London Dry Gin crafted using a total of fourteen botanicals including indigenous Australian and English botanicals. These are distilled with a 100% grape-alcohol base and natural mineral water sourced from the South Downs which surround the hamlet of Chilgrove in West Sussex.

Why ‘Bluewater’?
Australia is well known for its plethora of native plants, many of which were not only used by the indigenous population for tens of thousands of years but were also relied upon by the first European settlers. These unique foods continue to be popular in the present day. Chilgrove Bluewater Edition embraces these native botanicals to create a gin that marries distinctive Australian flavours alongside a backbone of quintessentially English ingredients.

The four hero Australian and English botanicals are depicted on each side of the bottle, whilst the neck label alludes to Captain James Cook’s first voyage aboard the HM Bark Endeavour during which he became the first European to map the entire coastline of New Zealand and land on Australia’s East coast, rather fittingly at Botany Bay.

Bluewater sailing
The crossing of oceans, long-term self-sufficiency and being able to cope with extreme weather while away from harbour for extended periods of time.

A Bluewater sailing ship is a vessel designed to cross oceans, just as the Dutch Duyfkin and the Royal Navy’s HM Bark Endeavour.

The Royal Navy definition of a ‘Bluewater Navy’: A Naval force possessing maritime expeditionary capabilities.
The result is a more refined, elegant style of gin with sophisticated, approachable, modern flavours. Chilgrove is an exceptionally smooth and balanced gin, the perfect drink irrespective of occasion or season.