OUR PHILOSOPHY with CREWMAN Gin was actually quite simple – we had yet to find a gin that we sincerely appreciated. Therefore, we set forth a project; a project of exploring the vast world of gin. After numerous recipes, with some alright and some quite ghastly, we finally found one that matched our expectations and tastebuds – thus introducing the CREWMAN -fresh- Gin.
THE PROCESS of a our gin is one with quite a story. Our gin is international in a lot of ways, with materials sourced from around the world. The neutral, pure spirits is quintuble distilled in France and blended with water from the Les Vosges du Nord from the Alsace mountains. The spirit is then shipped to Denmark, where it is filtered multiple times to further smoothen it. After filtering, we turn the neutral spirits into a great, fresh tasting gin. Our bottles are shipped from Germany and the labels are made in Belgium, while the finished product is bottled right in-house.
WHAT BOTANICALS do we use in the CREWMAN -fresh- Gin?
- Juniper (Juniperus)
- Bitter orange peel (Citrus aurantium)
- Lemon (Citrus limon)
- Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
- Lime (Melicoccus bijugatus)
- Grapefruit (Citrus × paradisi)
- Lemongrass (Cymbopogon schoenanthus)
- Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
OUR GIN is handcrafted – in the real term. Each batch is tasted by the master distiller for a consistent, refreshing taste. The labels are put on by hand and then wax sealed by the crew. It’s part of the charm. Each label may be slightly off from the previous bottle, but that is because we do everything by hand – and we certainly aim to continue doing so in the future. It gives us proper hands-on experiences with the gin – and allows us to really enjoy our passion and improve our craft. However, what we hope the most is that you can taste and feel all the energy we put into every single one of the bottles. For us, every single bottle counts.
YOU MAY have experienced that the gin turns cloudy and impure-ish when you start watering it down with ice and tonic water – but why is that? Flavors. Lots and lots of flavors. Juniperus is a very sensitive botanical to water, and it needs quite a lot of alcohol to not turn the gin into the milky white liquid it sometimes changes to. But our gin is not just packed with juniper; it’s so massively packed with intense flavors, that as soon as you dilute the gin just a little, they all burst out, wanting to satisfy your tastebuds. We could elimate the problem by using a method known as “chill filtering”. But we don’t. Why, you may ask? Because is strips away flavors. And our gin is all about the flavor. And more than anything else, it’s part of the handmade charm.
IF YOU have any suggestions or experiences with our gin that you would love you share, feel free to always contact us. No matter how much time and energy we put into our products, it doesn’t matter if you, the consumer, don’t enjoy what we do.