Take a classic spirit, and add thought…

We’re Afterthought Distillery, a small and dedicated team of enthusiastic (some may say prolific) gin drinkers led by our founder, Doug Walford.

Gin has always been our favourite spirit; fascinating history, colourful backstory and a set of flavour ‘rules’ that can be interpreted in hundreds of ways. Which is where we stepped into play. From our Afterthought Gin Lab and distillery in Sussex, we’ve created a collection of gins (a spirited family, if you will) made with inquisitiveness, care and thought, with the discerning gin drinker in mind.

And that’s how we came up with our philosophy and name:

Gin + Added Thought = Afterthought

What makes our gins distinctive?

We start with the flavours that make gin, gin; carefully sourced botanicals like juniper, coriander and star anise. Then we add some unique additions from around the world to make the gin ‘ours’ – and that’s why you’ll find ingredients like Meadowsweet, Indian sarsaparilla, mint and lavender added to our vapour-infusion distillation, lending their own unique flavours and aromatics to our gin styles. It means you can really taste what make our gins different! Or as we like to say…

Unique flavours, perfectly judged.

Afterthought Lab Kit

SAMPLE ALL OUR GIN STYLES

Get a tantalising taste of all our emerging gins. Our Lab Kits contain 4 x 50cl sample bottles of each of our gins, along with some deliciously distinctive cocktail ideas for each of our gins from master mixologists, Gung-Ho Cocktail Bar.

Each kit contains:

  • 1 x 5cl Afterthought No.1 (Old Tom Gin)
  • 1 x 5cl Afterthought No.2 (Navy Strength Gin)
  • 1 x 5cl Afterthought No.3 (New Wave Gin)
  • 1 x 5cl Afterthought No.4 (London Dry)

Afterthought Gin No.1

STYLE: OLD TOM

Afterthought No.1 is our nod to the ‘Old Tom’ in style. Botanically intense and richly flavoured with meadowsweet, fresh citrus and the unusual Indian Sarsaparilla for a smooth, rounded finish.

Key Botanicals:
Juniper. Coriander. Orris Root. Angelica. Cardamom. Star Anise. Cassia. Cubeb.

Twisted with:
Orange Peel. Tangerine Peel. Fresh Lime. Meadowsweet. Indian Sarsaparilla.

Afterthought Gin No.2

STYLE: NAVY STRENGTH

Afterthought No.2 is our London Dry Gin with more of an alcoholic punch, in the ‘Navy Strength’ style. Our choice of botanicals – sweet strawberry, pink peppercorns and meadowsweet – give a rich, mellow mouthfeel and balanced finish.

Key Botanicals:
Juniper. Coriander. Orris Root. Angelica. Cardamom. Star Anise. Cassia. Cubeb.

Twisted with:
Pink Peppercorn. Lavender. Meadowsweet. Strawberry. Vanilla.

Afterthought Gin No.3

STYLE: NEW WAVE

Afterthought No.3 is our New Wave Gin so it’s got noticeably less juniper than traditional gins. With an emphasis on aromatics and citrus, we’ve created a beautifully balanced and smooth dry gin that has wonderful hints of grapefruit.

Key Botanicals:
Juniper. Coriander. Orris Root. Angelica. Cardamom. Star Anise. Cassia. Cubeb.

Twisted with:
Grapefruit.

Afterthought Gin No.4

STYLE: LONDON DRY

Afterthought No.4 is a classic London Dry Gin with a touch of hibiscus, a pinch of lavender and a twist of mint for a refreshing finish. Sumptuously summery and very Mediterranean.

Key Botanicals:
Juniper. Coriander. Orris Root. Angelica. Cardamom. Star Anise. Cassia. Cubeb.

Twisted with:
Lavender. Hibiscus. Mint.

Send Us A Message

Contact

Phone

01444 672776

Address

Unit 43 Henfield Business Park
Henfield
BN5 9SL
England

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