We wanted to create a light spirit drink that offered quality and flavour, with no additives, whilst using traditional methods of distillation. To enjoy with our favourite mixers, or in a cocktail without needing all the alcohol.
HOW WE MAKE TWENTY
Like most world-class spirits, we use neutral grain alcohol; Twenty is 100% Wheat Spirit, produced on a continuous still to reach 96% ABV. This creates a very pure and clean alcohol base for our process to start from.
To infuse our spirit with flavour and create what we believe is the best tasting light spirit drink around, we use the traditional technique of ‘steep and boil’. Each of our 8 selected botanicals is weighed out precisely and mixed with the neutral grain spirit. We then leave it to carefully macerate for a minimum of 24 hours. This breaks down Twenty’s botanicals to start the journey of capturing the full potential of their flavours.
After the maceration process is complete, everything is carefully transferred into a copper pot still. At this stage, the still heats up the botanicals and liquid to the point where the alcohol turns into a vapour. This vapour combines with the oils of the botanicals and carries our flavours up the still. As it reaches the top of the still it cools, beginning to transform back to a liquid as it passes through the condenser . Once fully condensed back to a liquid we now have our flavoured Twenty distillate.
In a process that requires skill and patience, we cut (remove) and use only the distillates heart (the middle bit), where our best flavours reside. At this point, our distillate is around 88% abv.
We carefully blend our distillate with the purest of waters to a bottling strength of 20% abv. After tasting and quality checking, by Twenty’s master distiller, the final product is bottled, labelled, sealed and packed, ready for you to enjoy however you like.