Each rare British botanical is carefully considered, picked and dried at the
optimum time for the best impact on Fishers Gin’s flavour and aroma.
Each one of our selected wild botanicals has been sustainably sourced and foraged by James, and is native only to a small collection of locations, including the Suffolk coast.
On the marshland that divides the North
Sea from the River Alde, the sea gently yields to the endless green shades and textures of hundreds of herbs, grasses and flowers growing together, season after season.
Each botanical is carefully considered, picked and dried at the optimum time for the best impact on our flavour and aroma. As the botanicals are foraged sustainably, for every harvest we replant and grow new plants to ensure we put something back, ensuring nature is not unbalanced.
Every batch of Fishers is unique in its creation and singular in its flavour. Fishers is a gin that works alongside nature, and constantly draws on it for inspiration.
Spignel tastes different to everyone. It is so rare that we have cultivated our own source, the location of which is a closely guarded secret. It is also the most curious of our botanicals and forms part of the backbone to the Fishers flavour profile. Some claim it has a smoked wood fragrance. To others, notes of celery and fennel. The sensation of taste is intricate and Spignel is what lends Fishers its complexity.
This fine British aromatic was highly prized in Britain’s Victorian era, despite the extreme difficulty in locating and harvesting it.
It can only be found in craggy outcrops where it only germinates in very specific conditions. Although it was traditionally used for its leaf, we use the flower and seed head as they reveal the strongest spiced fragrances.
Harvesting this botanical is a challenging process. It is a woodland-edge plant, the flower of which has a long history of medical uses, but it is the aromatic claw-like root which we use in Fishers.
It is the most difficult part to obtain since the roots are so fibrous that they often break when pulled from the ground. Wood Avens lends a fantastic smoky note to the gin, although much like asparagus, it only reveals its scent to some noses.
This enigmatic plant can only be foraged at a very particular time of the year. As the name suggests, it is found in bog-like landscapes and its signature scent changes throughout the year, depending on when it is picked.
It is extremely aromatic and its scent has been described in many ways, although James our botanist claims that more than anything, ‘it smells of Christmas’.