Even before he earned his degree and title of “Professor”, Cornelius Ampleforth was a slightly-mad, wide-eyed inventor. He had big dreams of a running a big laboratory with miles and miles of botanicals, spirits, bubbling beakers, glass vials, and bottles, and in the Autumn of 2011, his dreams were realised with the release of his now infamous Bathtub Gin. The tireless Professor continues to create anything he can imagine, from a 91.2% Cold-Distilled Absinthe to a Cask-Aged Gin—there is literally nothing that can deter this gentleman from his experiments!
Each small-batch bottling represents the Professor's perfection of an idea that began merely as a twinkle in his eye. With his trusty kit of carboys, jerry cans, beakers, pipettes, and (occasional) rotary evaporation still, he has resurrected the spirits of the past for the delight and delectation of the discerning palate. Infusion, cold-distillation, and the Professor's own genius ensure that each bottle contains rich and complex flavours, and delicate botanicals remain intact.
We've yet to witness any explosions flash from the windows of the Ampleforth Lab, and the Professor still maintains his lion-esque eyebrows, saints be praised. We await his next concoction with trepidation and wonder!