Food for thought from the perspective of Tom, Slake’s founder, distiller and forager. This blog is a distillation of articles about booze, land and learning to thrive as part of nature.

How to create your perfect gin cocktail menu.

Every second saturday in June is World Gin day and usually, at this time of year, many gin fans would be whiling away the hours reverently sipping the finest gins at sun-soaked festivals all over the world. Bliss! It's safe to say many of us are missing the chance to...

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Worthing Gin

We've been keeping a little secret for a while now, but I'm pleased to finally be able to share it with you. We recently started working with Phil from Worthing Gin to bring another ginspired dream to life! To develop and produce a Sussex Dry Gin with a twist, a...

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Sussex Gin goes to the House of Commons

In Nov 2018 Slake Spirits had the great pleasure of being invited to the House of Commons to showcase our Sussex Gin alongside the very best of the county's produce to MPs and their aides. West Sussex County Council and Experience West Sussex organised and hosted a...

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Elder (Sambucus nigra)

With a wide natural range, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere, this UK native plant features heavily in folklore and tales vary from region to region. Some myths say that the elder tree can ward off evil spirits or provide protection from witches. Conversely,...

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Our Sussex Dry Gin Method

Sussex by the Sea Sussex is known as a county home to those with an 'independence of thought'. Our unofficial county motto is 'we wunt be druv' which is a Sussex dialect way of saying 'we won't be driven'. In other words, that we don't like being told what to do or...

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Martini – Everything you need to know

If there was ever a time to have a strong opinion, it’s when you order a Martini at the bar. That’s why reading this will give you the confidence and know-how to ask for exactly what you want and not a drop more. Read on to discover your perfect Martini.

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