Downton Distillery can be found in a barn nearby Downton Manor. For Explorer's Gin, botanicals are both macerated and vapour infused. Among pink pepper, bay leaf and Sichuan pepper, the star botanical here is Western Red Cedar, initially brought over from America in 1852 and now grown in the distillery garden. Which brings us to the inspiration behind the gin, the Golden Age of Exploration, when from the 15th century through to the 17th century European ships travelled around the world just generally exploring things. It seems only fitting then that there aren't any recommended serves with this one, only to explore and find what you enjoy!