Copperhead Gin created by Yvan Vindevogel, a famous Belgian pharmacist who was very interested in the healing aspects of gin. The name Copperhead not only highlights the copper alembic used for its production but also the Agkistrodon contortrix snake (AKA Copperhead) which is the pharmacies symbol of health. This symbol is clearly printed on the label also. Copperhead brings the alchemist history of Gin back to the spotlight. For centuries alchemists were looking for their “Elixir of Life”; a way of extending life until eternity; which they made of juniper berries. The medicinal effect of the berries is known since dawn and ingrained in society thereby making proto-type gin an extremely popular product as a medicine. The botanical blend is a little simpler than some of the new wave gins that have been launched recently. It is comprised of 5 botanicals- juniper, coriander, cardamom, orange peel and angelica. The balance of this mix is absolutely perfect.
Mr. Copperhead, the notorious alchemist in constant search of improving his elixir of life, was enchanted by the elder tree and the tales surrounding it of witchcraft, protection and life prolongation. He managed to use the pitch black berries of the Sambucus Nigra shrub to stimulate the immune system. Carefully balanced with black Ceylon tea, this exquisite variant of the original Copperhead recipe will pleasantly surprise your senses. Welcome to the dark side of gin. Copperhead Black Batch combines the more common botanicals of juniper, orange zest, angelica, cardamom and coriander with more unusual ones: elderberry and black Ceylon tea.