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- Orange peels
- Wheat distillate
- Orange blossoms
- Lavender blossoms
- Violet root
- Ginger root
Thomas Neubert adjusts the neutral alcohol to only 45% vol., which means unwanted resins do not detach themselves from the botanicals. He then heats the macerate to circa 50 degrees Celsius for about 12 hours. He solely extracts the botanical’s ingredients that lead to the perfect aromatic result via this digestion.
The macerate or, more correctly, digerat, is distilled very gently with a 150 liter Carl spirit plant. The booster bottom column is installed directly over the bell. In order to preserve as many of the botanical’s precious aromas as possible, Thomas Neubert uses only one booster bottom when distilling gin.
The gin distillate has a strength of 86% vol. If the alcohol component drops to 75% during distillation, Neubert separates the middle run from the tails.
The distillate is subsequently purified using depth filter sheets (K-100/K-200). Thomas Neubert refrains from the common cold filtration because valuable aromas are lost during this process. In turn, he is happy to accept the cloudiness (slight “louche effect”) that might takes place when adding ice cubes or tonic.
Distiller | Bodekow, Western Pomerania
Thomas Neubert is a skilled distiller. Before he dedicated himself to the trade side of distillation at the small Schloss Zinzow estate distillery, he worked in the aroma industry. Zinzow in Vorpommern is a tiny town in the municipality of Boldekow with a total population of 668.
Thomas Neubert produces fruit brandies, spirits, gin, and liqueurs in his landmark protected distillery. This gin that was awarded with gold at the craft spirits festival DESTILLE BERLIN.