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Circumstance Distillery - English Distillery

31/08/2020 An English distillery in Bristol specializing in organic grains and long fermentation

Circumstance distillery is a small whisky and rum distillery in Bristol UK. They specialize in using organic grains, long fermentation and non-tradition yeast strains to produce full-flavored spirits suitable for short aging.

Circumstance Distillery teamed up with two other companies - Tiny Giant and Rewrite Digital - to train an artificial intelligence [AI] to create a gin. Circumstance distillery trained the AI they called Ginette. When she was fully trained she created a recipe that was then distilled by Circumstance distillery. Ginette also chose the name, Monkers Garkel, designed the label for the bottle, and wrote the wording for the back of the bottle.

Only 1000 bottles were produced of Monker's Garkel which won a silver medal at the 2020 London Spirits Competition. Monker’s Garkel is the world's first AI-created gin as per the Spirits Business, UK.

The distillery is considered to be "Britain's most innovative distillery" (- Master of Malt)". Their highly motivated teamwork long and hard to get as much great flavor into their spirits as they possibly can. To achieve this they use organic mash bills, beer and wine yeast, and long open fermentations.

Spirits are matured in a variety of ways using a variety of woods. They use first fill ex-bourbon casks, virgin casks, seasoned casks and charred English oak spindles. Maturation is all about a balance between the new make spirit and the wood. They are very proud of their flavorsome new makes and as such some releases are considerably "younger" than traditional whiskies or grain spirits. They believe it's ready when it's ready.

Their spirits are available to purchase from Psychopomp Microdistillery's website (their sister distillery).

2021 London Spirits Competition submissions are now open. Enter your spirits brand today.

4th Annual London Wine Competition is now open. The wine industry is collectively looking to plan for 2021 and The London Wine Competition hopes to provide a platform to help producers and importers not just assess their wines, but crucially go on to promote them.


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