Fishers is more than a British gin, it is an artisan expression of the English
coast; it’s awe-inspiring nature and captivating ancient traditions.
Fishers Gin combines rare old English herbs and botanicals with distilled barley, sourced entirely from East Anglian farmers. Born from the union of master distiller John McCarthy and Oxford University botanist James Firth, Fishers Gin reflects a passion for nature and research, capturing the wild and forgotten flavours of the English coastline.
Infusing these mystifying and intriguing aromas with traditional botanicals, Fishers is more than a gin, it is an expression of the English coast; its awe-inspiring natural landscapes and the captivating traditions that have flourished there for so long.
Britain was once a wild place, where skilled people toiled hard to survive off the land and sea. And none were more skilled or toiled harder than the fishermen on Suffolk’s rugged and often bleak coast.
Today boats venture out daily into the wild North Sea, each fisherman trained in a craft that has been handed down from generation to generation. It’s this rich heritage of life untamed that we’ve captured with Fishers Gin.
Like the fishermen before us, we’ve mined Suffolk’s wilding landscapes, the many miles of marshes and fertile pastures carved and made mineral-rich by the sea. Although the sea can be harsh and unforgiving, the land adjoining is lush and fertile and home to a multitude of botanical delights, much of it on highly prized marshland that is home to nightjars, kingfishers, otters and a huge array of protected wildlife.
Our distilling process is unique. While the majority of gins re-distil alcohol from spirit grains, ours is crafted straight from the barley found in the grassy headlands that surround our Suffolk distillery. This process means our gin has a particularly full bodied texture and flavour that provides the perfect canvas for our herbaceous and extremely aromatic botanicals to shine through.
This combination of traditional gin botanicals, rare plants and foraged herbs that have been used for centuries to flavour coastal dishes, makes Fishers Gin truly unequalled.
At the Copper House distillery, the botanist’s work is done and James hands over to John McCarthy, our award-winning Adnams distiller. The distillery sits a few hundred yards from the sea and has its own private facility to convert local malted barley into gin.
The spirit used for Fishers Gin starts its life as barley grown across East Anglia and is sourced from the same farmers each year. After being malted, John produces a barley wash, which is fermented to seven percent alcohol using an eight-year-old house yeast. Once stripped, polished and rectified, the 100% East Anglian Barley Spirit is at ninety percent alcohol and the perfect base for a gin as unique and pure as Fishers.
The carefully prepared roots, leaves, seeds and berries are steeped in the barley spirit overnight and then receive a final shot-distillation in a copper gin still. The still incorporates three plates and a condenser to control reflux and produce the most flavourful, full bodied and aromatic gin possible.
“Fishers Gin tells the story of the English coast, where the
awe-inspiring power of the sea meet the rugged shores of the
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