Twelve Keys Gin 70cl

English Gin • 70cl • 46%
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Twelve Keys Gin

From Twelve Keys comes a small-batch dry gin that was inspired by the great alchemists in history and the pursuit of the Philosopher’s Stone (nothing to do with a certain forehead-scarred child wizard). The name was taken from the alchemic work of Basil Valentine, specifically his Twelve Keys text, which dates back to 1599.

In this text, each of the twelve keys are an allegorical description of a single step in the process to potentially create the Philosopher’s Stone. The symbolic names used to indicate the critical ingredients are changed with each step, just as the ingredients themselves are transformed. To mirror this, founder Matthew Clifford used twelve botanicals, juniper, cinnamon, orris, angelica, frankincense, caraway seeds, gentian root, honey (from Clifford's farm in Norfolk), basil, apricots, quince and figs, to reflect each of the twelve keys.

These botanicals are divided and distilled into four equal quarters, one of which is linked to Bacchus (Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility), one to Persia (said to be the home of alchemy and advanced distillation), one to the early medicinal scripture of the Benedictine monks and one to ritualistic use of juniper by Cathar priests.

It's all very complex, sure, but the result is ultimately a very tasty gin with an interesting story that you can can explore for yourselves.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Heaps of piney juniper dominate with some soft fig and apricot notes and a backdrop of supple honey.

Winner of 1 spirit awards

Distilled Premium Gin - 2019
International Spirits Challenge

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Reviews for Twelve Keys Gin
Excellent gin
Smooth, subtle, undoubtedly one of the best gins I've tried in quite some time
Charlie O , United Kingdom
2 years ago
Sophisticated smooth gin
Absolutely delicious, complex but well balanced subtle flavours. Very smooth. No citrus flavour which makes it more suitable for cocktails
Alex G , United Kingdom
3 years ago
Great on its own.
Really smooth and a delight to drink on its own when you really get the full flavour
Master of Malt Customer
4 years ago
Sophisticated and original smooth gin
Absolutely delicious-warm buttery notes with no citrus profile makes it a stand out gin. Pleasant enough to be sipped neat bit so great with the fig and coffee garnish.
Alex G , United Kingdom
5 years ago
Fig and coffee bean garnish
This is an amazing gin - really different. I picked this up at a festival this year direct from the distiller. Garnish is fig and a coffee bean - I'm allergic to coffee so I just have it with the fig and that's delicious - my friend had it with the coffee bean and raved about it.
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago