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Explore the history of gin with Sacred

Explore the history of gin with Sacred

Gin arguably has one the most colourful stories in British history - although obviously at Sacred, our story is crystal clear!

5 Minutes With: Alexander Jeffreys, Commercial Director at SACRED

5 Minutes With: Alexander Jeffreys, Commercial Director at SACRED

Today marks Sacred’s last day with our formidable Commercial Director, Alexander Jeffreys. He’s dedicated seven years of his life to Sacred, so we thought we’d give him his well deserved five minutes of fame with a run down of his very best bits of Sacred.

 

How did you come to work for Sacred?

 

When I was at Bristol studying Chemistry, I picked up a job working behind the bar at a place called Red Light and another called The Doghouse. I started to become interested in spirits and particularly, as it was around 2014-15, gin. The gin category at this...

Delving Into The World of Old Tom

Delving Into The World of Old Tom

Old Tom is a firm favourite amongst our wonderful team (Retail Manager Ana, we’re looking at you!), but also among our customers. In fact, we have one lovely lady who frequently visits our Highgate Distillery to purchase our Old Tom despite not liking gin! 


This style of gin all but disappeared at the beginning of the 20th Century, partly due to the juniper-forward London Dry Gin hogging the limelight. Now though, pioneered by small distillers, Old Tom Gin is having a resurgence. Let’s dive in!

So what is Old Tom?


When it...

5 Minutes With: Sarah Weston from Organic Herb Trading

5 Minutes With: Sarah Weston from Organic Herb Trading

To mark World Aperitivo Day on 26 May, we talked to Sarah Weston, Herb Field Manager at the Organic Herb Trading, who is responsible for growing all the organic wormwood, thyme and savory that contributes to the deliciousness of Sacred's world beating English vermouths!

 

Somewhat serendipitously, Sarah worked in off-licences for many years before she embarked on a career in horticulture but she is now a committed organic grower with a wealth of experience. She has worked on a biodynamic research farm in Northern India, helped organic gardening expert Jekka McVicar and her team to win gold medals across...

Bottled Cocktails: Bring The Bar Home

Bottled Cocktails: Bring The Bar Home

The Revelation of the Bottled Cocktail


We've all been there: the end of a the working (from home) day, and we really fancy a bar-quality cocktail. "But I've had a tiring day...oh well, I'll make the effort next week." What a shame to miss out on one of those delightful drinks at the end of the day to rejuvenate you! Fear not, Sacred's got you covered, with two delicious, world-class cocktails in bottles, ready to drink, to pour, to host: enter The Negroni and The Dry Martini.

 

So why the Negroni?


That ruby red, bittersweet taste of the...

5 Minutes with Jesse Dunford Wood

5 Minutes with Jesse Dunford Wood

We chat to Jesse about how he got into cooking, his toughest critic and the trials of opening a business during the pandemic.

Sacred Talks Garnishes

Sacred Talks Garnishes

We take you through some of our favourite garnish ideas to make your cocktails stand out this summer.

Three Choirs – an English vineyard

Three Choirs – an English vineyard

In celebration of English Wine Week and as producers of English Vermouth, we talk to Martin Fowke from Three Choirs vineyard in Gloucestershire.

Sacred Reads: The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

Sacred Reads: The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

At the time of writing, there is a light, but steady drizzle rolling down the windows which is a great excuse to retreat with a glass of something Sacred and a good book...

Sacred Reads: Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

Sacred Reads: Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

Following the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in 1984, Jay McInerney was hailed as the voice of a generation...

Sacred Reads: Sweet Bitter by Stephanie Danler

Sacred Reads: Sweet Bitter by Stephanie Danler

At the time of writing, eating out may be strictly out of bounds but it can still be enjoyed vicariously, albeit in this case, from the other side of the service door...

Sacred Reads:  A Farewell To Arms, Ernest Heminway

Sacred Reads: A Farewell To Arms, Ernest Heminway

A Farewell to Arms is a love story set against the backdrop of Italy during World War I. The protagonist, Frederic Henry, is a young American ambulance driver for the Italian army and Catherine Barkley is the English nurse he falls in love with. Having decided on a "separate peace", Henry eventually deserts the army and heads off to Stresa on the shore of Lake Maggiore to find Catherine. He checks in to the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées where he celebrates his return to civvy street with several Martinis. “I had never tasted anything so cool and clean. They made me feel civilised." 

World Whisky Day: Sacred English Peated Whisky

World Whisky Day: Sacred English Peated Whisky

In celebration of World Whisky Day Sacred Spirits is offering the chance to win £50 of gift vouchers - check out our social media channels for more information!

Sacred Vermouth: Relaunching Soon

Sacred Vermouth: Relaunching Soon

We are delighted to announce that our range of award-winning vermouth's are relaunching soon with a beautiful new bottle. Visit our online shop for more information and take a look at our social media channels with some exciting prizes to be won in celebration!


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