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"With the sheep's eye and the lickerish tooth"
Guys and Dolls - meaning 'to desire'
The Lickerish Tooth* started in 2014, and was born from the minds of two drunk men who wanted to create something different to what was on the market.
They didn't want a distillery that was like any others.
They didn't want drinks that tasted, or looked like the others already out there.
It was going to be different and unique.
Above all, it had to be strange.
Our distillery is based in Lythe, North Yorkshire.
We moved in in September 2019, and began an extensive amount of renovation work.
The building had previously been used as a metalworks, and was absolutely filthy!
We worked hard over a period of three months, to fully renovate the building to make it suitable for making gin! This included installing two new stills, and some mini stills for our up and coming gin school.
We also bought a lot of shiny new equipment!!
The Distilling Process
We put all of our botanicals in with neutral grain spirit to steep for 48 hours. This allows all the wonderful flavours to begin to come out.
Once this process is complete, we put everything into our copper pot still, and begin to heat it all up. We use a traditional pot style still, which slowly heats up, allowing the alcohol to evaporate and head up through the head of the still.
As it reaches the top, it moves along the Lyne arm, the swan neck shaped piece of copper which then feeds into the condenser. It's here that it is cooled, and the liquid condenses, before emerging from the parrot spout as wonderful tasting gin.
(There are of course a few more technical details than this, but who wants to know all the details?!)
I mean, if you do, then by all means, just ask us :)
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