“we let our Gins do the talking”
William Price, 1800-1893 one of the most radical and innovative thinkers in the Victorian period. He was a Physician, a Druid, a believer in free love, the emancipation of women, democracy for all and became a freeman of Llantrisant – a 600 year old tradition that continues to this day. William Price refused to accept established conventions and norms in all areas of society and he served as the inspiration for a local group of experienced craft brewers & distillers who were disappointed with the quality and flavour of mass produced Gins. So with input from mixologists and local foragers they decided to create highly innovative small batch craft gins and the Eccentric Brand was born. All of our gins have their own individual characteristics which can be attributed to the use of a range of established and not so well known botanicals. Originally based in Llantrisant the Distillery grew and soon had to move to larger premises. From their Distillery in Caerphilly the Eccentric team use a combination of traditional distilling methods – from traditional London Dry Gin style to New Western Style Gin - even resting gins in wood Burgundy barrels or using vapour infusion - the results are a range of gins each with their own distinct flavours that appeal to all ages and palates that are so remarkably smooth you can even sip them “naked” (neat) if you wish or just with sparkling mineral water or tonic. Eccentric Gin let their gins do the talking for them and will continue to produce small batch craft gins with innovative results to be enjoyed by both old and new gin drinkers. The team have even planted juniper bushes in south wales and plan to harvest and use welsh juniper in Welsh Gins. We hope to move to our distillery in the Vale of Glamorgan where we are growing juniper.
Cardiff Dry – a Unique Dry Gin: 37.5% - A new style of gin. Rich herbal notes of rosemary, fennel, sorrel, some slight traces of liquorice, together with citrus notes from the lemon-grass and verbena botanicals. Garnish with Lime Peel and Tonic
Dewi Sant – St David - London Dry Gin: 40% - Very Smooth uncomplicated sharp refreshing London Dry Gin with a subtle hints of citrus and classic Dry Gin notes. The Gin is clean and crisp on the palate and very easy to drink serve with black Pepper Corn and fresh Mint or a simple twist of Lime/Orange.
Violet Gin - based on a London Dry Gin: 40% - A simple gin with the subtle colour and flavour of violet flowers. Smooth flavour with some sweetness associated with violet. Easy to drink – ice + pressed mint leaves - dribble some Violet gin, allow it to melt then dilute to taste with sparkling mineral water or a light tonic.
Pembrokeshire Pinky (Based on a London Dry Gin): 40% - Classic smooth crisp gin augmented with the subtle flavours of cherry and lemongrass. Very easy to drink with lots of ice – fresh mint and black peppercorn or blueberries. A new approach to pink Gins.
Rhubarb – London Dry Gin 40% A smooth crisp gin augmented with the flavour of Rhubarb creating popular semi sweet Gin – ideal for those with a sweet palate and for people who have just discovered the delights of Gin. Great on its own or with fresh Mint.
Madam Geneva – London Dry: 42% - A Classic traditional unadulterated London dry as it should be! Simple, dry crisp on the palate; juniper forward with citrus and some subtle floral characteristics added by the sacred duo “meadowsweet and wild sunflower”. A no nonsense traditional classic Dry Gin.
Limbeck – New Western Style Gin: 45% - A gorgeously heady mix of blue ginger. Seville Oranges Tarragon and orris. Rested in recycled burgundy french oak casks which allow the gin to develop a smooth texture and a subtle peach colour. Great with Orange peel and tonic or Ginger ale/beer.
Young Tom – Fresh Juniper Malt Gin: 46% - Distilled from IPA wash to create a naturally sweetened aromatic distillate. Vapour infused then rested for 6 weeks to develop its flavour. A very unique sweet and floral style of gin with malt and hop characteristics – a unique Gin great with fresh ginger.