Mayfield gin was created by James Rackham, founder of artisan spirits company Emporia Brands, liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Distillers and resident of Mayfield, East Sussex. The dramatic label depicts the story of Saint Dunstan and The Devil, an epic event which, as the story goes, happened in the 10th Century in Mayfield village.
The hop variety used was discovered growing wild in local hedgerows in Sussex, and is now cultivated, by award-winning hop farmer Andrew Head, in just one acre of his thirty acre hop farm in nearby Salehurst. Sussex Hop is now an approved variety and gives an amazing citrus and hop character to this fabulous gin.
Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin is a recipe of 8 natural botanicals. Juniper berries of course, the signature botanical, followed by Sussex Hop, orange peel, lemon peel, coriander, angelica, orris and liquorice. Each botanical is micro distilled separately in a copper pot still, then brought together to create a unique personality.