Our unique secret ingredient used in all of our Seven Sisters Spirits products. The Grape Spirit No.1 2018 is an extraordinary spirit with great depth, complexity and with a rounded mouth-feel.
What is the Seven Sisters Grape Spirit No.1?
We’ve had this up our sleeve for a couple of years now as we have always used the Grape Spirit as a base for our gin and brandy, and to fortify our vermouth. But it is an exciting drink in it’s own right. We found using a state-of-the-art pot and column hybrid still allowed us to be really accurate with the flavours and create something truly superb. The trick is to treat this drink like a fine whisky. You can drink it neat (and we love it like that) but it has such fantastic depth and complexity in its fruit flavours that you can use it as a base for an interesting twist in most classic cocktails, or take your brown and stirred drinks to another level with 10ml on the end to enjoy a burst of something unique.
How is the Seven Sisters Grape Spirit No.1 Made?
The first two pressings of our grapes are blended to create our celebrated Rathfinny Sussex Sparkling wine. We then make a unique still wine from the third pressing of these grapes – also known as the ‘rebeche’. Our 2018 base wine, made from the third pressing of 56% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay and 12% Pinot Meunier, is distilled in a 1,800L copper pot still, from 12% to 27% abv. This is pot-distilled a second time to 74% abv, then diluted down to 48%.
Caramelised apricot notes entice on the nose, leading to a rich palate of ripe cherry and star anise, and a lifted, apple-blossom finish. Enjoy poured over ice, with tonic or as an accompaniment to a range of exciting cocktails, such as a Sussex Sour.
Cocktail Recipe – Sussex Sour
Taste the complexity of our wine in a cocktail- the perfect way to kick off your celebrations.
50ml Seven Sisters Grape Spirit No. 1
35ml Lemon Juice
25ml Sugar Syrup
1. Shake all ingredients with ice.
2. Shake all ingredients without ice.
3. Pour into coupe glass.
4. Garnish with bitters.
Discover Seven Sisters Spirits
The Seven Sisters portfolio of grape-based spirits is nurtured in the Rathfinny Estate, nestled in the South Downs in East Sussex. The Seven Sisters team expertly blends grape spirit from each years harvest into a limited quantity of Gin, Vermouth, Brandy and a unique Grape Spirit No. 1. Visit sevensistershq.com for more information about Seven Sisters Spirits and cocktail recipes.