HAND PICKED BOTANICALS
Our hedgerows, woods and coastlines are brimming with incredible flavours and aromas. As efficiency became more important many of these distinctive ingredients fell out of favour. Replaced with cheap, imported spices and easily grown, farmed cultivars.
It takes time, but our wild surroundings can offer us smells and tastes impossible to imagine without experiencing them. From heady smells of Elderflower in the spring, the sweet almost vanilla scent of Meadowsweet to the rich savouriness of Dulse.
At Still Wild we harness and capture these wild flavours to create a distinctive and well balanced drink.
Traditional distillation heats the botanicals to the boiling temperature of ethanol (80°C). This temperature often degrades the more fragile aromas from the more delicate botanicals. By reducing the pressure in the boiling chamber we can boil ethanol at room temperature, thus preserving all of natures flavours.
Our distillery is situated in the Pembrokeshire National Park, the UK’s only coastal national park. It’s this location and terroir that sculpts much of the flavour of our drink.
The diverse landscape gives us a broad range of habitats and a large variety of plants. Seaweeds from clean coastal waters, fragrant Sea Wormwood from the inland Cleddau Estaury or bright heather from the Preseli Mountains. Alongside untouched woods and gnarled, old hedgerows, Pembrokeshire is a foragers dream.
Two unique and very different styles of Vermouth.
Extra Dry Vermouth (Available Spring/Summer 2021)
This exceptionally dry vermouth packs in a lot of flavour without sweetness.
Floral, herbaceous and a hint of savoury.
Makes a mean Martini.
Sweet Rosso Vermouth (Available now):
This sweet vermouth is rich, complex and bitter.
Enjoy it poured over ice with a thick slice of orange.
You can also try it in a Negroni or a Manhattan.
Whilst both Vermouths can be drunk on their own, why not try them in a cocktail?
Click below for one of our easy to follow recipes.
For the useful tips and creative recipe and cocktail ideas check out our latest blog posts.