A remarkable gin from the Boutique-y Gin Company, who launched the botanicals into near-space (including moon rock) before bringing them back to earth and vacuum distilling them for a bright, textural gin.
Botanicals included juniper, coriander, camomile flowers, fresh lemon peel, cardamom, dried bitter orange peel, cinnamon, cubeb pepper, liquorice root and angelica, as well as the aforementioned moon rock.
Each of them were sent over 24 kilometres into the sky and exposed to an air pressure of less than 1/100th of that at sea level.
In Boutique-y words, "That's seriously low. In fact, if you were to find yourself above just 18km, also known as Armstong's limit (where the pressure has already dropped to around 6.3 kPa or 1/16th of that at sea level), then the fluids in your body would vaporise!"
Why? Because that's the sort of fun Boutique-y like to have with their spirits and because it makes quite a delicious gin.
Nose: Coriander and lemon drizzle cake with subtle pepper adding depth.
Taste: Juniper, oleo-saccharum citrus goodness and balancing spice.
Finish: Bitter lemon and tangerine.