Blessed with a spell of great weather, Bravas front of house team made a supplier visit to the lovely Chase distillery in Hereford.
It was wonderful to see around their apple orchards and potato fields, knowing that their key ingredients are all grown on site. Not many gin distilleries can boast that they are self sustainable too, sourcing their own power and water from its natural reservoir.
This time of year the distillery was quiet, but once Autumn comes it sounds like it is all hands on deck for the Chase team as they start producing their vodka made from apples- that also can become their Elegant Gin (a definite staff favourite).
On the tour we were shown every process that goes into each bottle of Chase gin & vodka. Bravas bar manager Fee, who has taken a passion to making and studying gin herself, loved seeing how as Chase is a single-estate you can be sure every step is cared for from field to bottle.
The visit ended by a much welcomed tasting, and as the distillery tour was filled with some beautiful aromas of marmalade infusing and oak smoking we were keen for a taste. Kieran felt very inspired by several spirits and hopes to introduce them into some of the restaurants soon.