Umami Gin is a product in its own universe. Named after the fifth taste; savouriness, or how we describe it – saltiness without the salt. The base flavour for this spirit comes from South Italian capers which are brought in directly from the cooperative. They’re distilled at 45 degrees to maintain the fresh iodic aroma.
We combine this distillate with an infusion of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Italian parmesan cheese, which is glutamate-rich (the molecule which is responsible for our tongues ability to taste umami).
Combined with juniper, two other ingredients, and a base of neutral grain spirit, the blend is left to rest in an old cognac barrel for several months. The result is a fresh, lightly savoury gin with an entirely unique flavour profile.