At the Lexi we like to support local suppliers, and Sacred Microdistillery is the latest to join the line-up. Sacred Gin came first in its category in the Ginmasters 2009 competition, which is a blind tasting competition organised by The Spirits Business magazine. More recently, Sacred Gin placed in the top three alongside Hendrick’s and Tanqueray 10 gins in another blind tasting organised by Imbibe magazine. Oh, and their Sacred Vodka is equally distinguished!
The microdistillery operates out of the back room of a residential house in Highgate, with a vacuum plant situated in a wendy-house in the distiller’s back garden. It is unusual in that it distils its spirits under a vacuum in glassware, and thus at a lower temperature than traditional pot stills,which operate at atmospheric pressure. Whatever the science, come and sample at the Martini bar before this Saturday’s Skyfall; we expect it will be nicely “shaken, not stirred” on its short trip over from Highgate to the Kensals!