The micro-distillery first opened in 2009, when Ian Hart - his founder and the host for the day - decided to move on from his City headhunter career and open his very own gin distillery in the heart of Highgate in London.
Throughout the visit, Ian Hart introduced our students to his operation and told them about his story on how he decided one day to leave his business life to make his own gin.
In more detail, the owner described how the spirits are made in his distillery. He explained that “Sacred Gin is unique craft gin made in London from twelve organically sourced botanicals that are macerated with the highest quality English grain spirit”. Students also learned that unlike a traditional distillery that uses copper pot stills, Sacred Gin is distilled at surprisingly low temperature (45 degrees Celcius) under a low pressure vacuum in glassware vessel.
This uncommon making-process as well as the quality of the ingredients used gives a distinctively lush, fresh character of the Gin.