Meet the Maker of Homework Gin01/05/19
MEET THE MAKER: DISTILLERIE DU DRAC
Our April 2019 box's small-batch, artisanal gin comes from a small village along the Drac River surrounded by beautiful mountains in the heart of the Auvergne Rhone-Alpes region. The distillery, which makes both whisky and gin, was founded in 2015 by childhood friends Dorian Vieux-Pernon and Pascal Knipiler. They believe that in order to create something new, one must experiment, play and reconnect with their intuition. Striking a balance where aromas and flavors harmonise is key.
It was only after experimenting with six botanicals and three different ways in preparing them that they found the right assemblage. To achieve their result, many macerations, distillations and infusions were necessary. The final product is a delicious 40% ABV gin made from a barley neutral spirit along with the following organic botanicals: hibiscus, coriander, lemon zest, coriander, angelica root, liquorice root, and juniper berries.
Homework represents a milestone in their quest for the perfect balance. It is the fruit of several long experimentations and the culmination of a process based on intuition. For Dorian and Pascal, it is the pride of sharing their dreams, efforts and their passion with you.