CO₂ EXTRACTION

At the core of a classic gin is juniper. Using a technique normally found to make the most expensive perfumes, the team have developed a way to layer the most pure expression of juniper. This technique – called supercritical extraction – yields something rather unique - known as the “absolute” from the ripe juniper berries. This is the soul of juniper and what is added to create Hepple’s unique texture and exceptionally long, ringing finish.

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JUNIPER Pot Still and Critical CO² Extraction Juniper is part of the conifer family and on close inspection you will notice that it has tiny needles. The ‘berries’ are in fact cones. For the ‘ripe’ juniper in our gin we use 2 strains: the Macedonian provides the  classic juniper punch whereas the Italian juniper lends a sweetness and lighter floral element, a daintier offering: the ballerina and the bruiser so to speak. The Macedonian strain is also used in our critical extraction process as one of 3 expressions of juniper to be found in Hepple gin. Purple cones from the Hepple bushes are presently used for our propagation project.

JUNIPER

Pot Still and Critical CO² Extraction


Juniper is part of the conifer family and on close inspection you will notice that it has tiny needles. The ‘berries’ are in fact cones. For the ‘ripe’ juniper in our gin we use 2 strains: the Macedonian provides the  classic juniper punch whereas the Italian juniper lends a sweetness and lighter floral element, a daintier offering: the ballerina and the bruiser so to speak. The Macedonian strain is also used in our critical extraction process as one of 3 expressions of juniper to be found in Hepple gin. Purple cones from the Hepple bushes are presently used for our propagation project.