Have you got a gin lover friend, who has everything so is super difficult to buy a proper present for them? Look no further, well, unless you have any sort of budget…
Now, we all know that the varieties of gin becoming available to us is only increasing. Dry gin, flavoured gin, London gin. Of course, all the different styles of gin come with different price tags, but how about £4,000 for one bottle of Gin?
Morus LXIV Gin
Exclusively sold at Harvey Nichols, Morus LXIV Gin has a very premium price tag. Costing twice the price of the former most expensive gin, (Watenshi gin,Cambridge Distillery’s) which retailed at £2,000. With only 25 litres available, you better hurry up if you want a bottle!
The hand harvested gin originates from London and is owned by Jam Jar Gin, business partners and husband and wife, Dan and Faye Thwaites. Their Gin ranges in price from £45 to £4000. Their original gin, Thwaites Jam Jar Gin, uses raspberry leaves to produce a fruity flavour with a creamy finish. However, this may be easier to get a hold of as they produce 5,000 bottles a year.
What makes it so expensive?
The luxury gin is distilled from an ancient mulberry Tree. Every leaf is hand harvested and individually dried. Each batch takes over two years to produce. The name hints at the provenance of the botanical at the heart of gin – Morus alludes to the Morus Nigra. The ancient mulberry trees grown in an undisclosed location upon the British countryside. Once distilled, the spirit is rested and then aged in wooden casks before being bottled.
The taste, described as a smoky sweetness, combined with intense juniper and citrus zest oils. The spontaneous drink is best served with a splash of water, as you would a single malt whisky.
However, while drinking a bottle of this £4,000 gin, you may forget the price you paid, as it sits at a staggering (no pun intended) 64% ABV!
What do you get for £4,000?
For your £4000 you will get one 70cl bottle along with 3cl mini bottle. Both handmade, white porcelain jars, polished and embossed by hand. With your purchase you will also find a stirrup cup in a fine hide, handmade leather case.
Hold on though! If you want to try this gin out, without splashing £4K, you can find 30cl miniature bottles also in Harvey Nichols stores at only… £200!
It is fair to say you would need to be a gin super-fan, or a multi-millionaire, to allow yourself to spend £598 per 100ml on gin!
Although we do not have gins worth £4000 at our Big Big Gin Festival we do have over 150 different Gins to try, so we can guarantee you will find your’e favourite Gin, over even a Morus LXIV alternative!
Tickets are available on our website https://bigbigginfestival.com/buy-tickets/
We look forward to seeing you in April!
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