The distillery has a mini-still, which is used for making small batches of gin from different recipes. The recipe for Broker's Gin is 200 years old and was chosen after taste-testing against several newer recipes. Often the old ones are the best ones.
- The base spirit for Broker's Gin is quadruple-distilled pure grain spirit made from English wheat.
- The flavour is provided by ten natural botanicals, the primary one of which is juniper berries – as in all gins.
- The botanicals are steeped - soaked - in the base spirit in the still for 24 hours.
- This is the first part of the flavour-infusion process.
- The still is then fired up for the final, fifth distillation, which completes the process.
The botanicals used in Broker's Gin and their sources are:
Dried botanicals are sourced from all over the world and shipped to the distillery in sacks.
- Juniper berries- Macedonia
- Coriander seed - Bulgaria
- Orris root- Italy
- Nutmeg- India
- Cassia bark - Indonesia
- Cinnamon - Seychelles
- Liquorice - Italy
- Orange peel - Spain
- Lemon peel - Spain
- Angelica root - Poland