Silent Pool Gin x Murdock London
Looking for a classy experience for the man who has it all this Valentines Day? Look no further as Silent Pool Gin has teamed up with luxury male grooming salon Murdock London to create a limited edition gin carrying notes of Murdock's signature Black Tree Cologne to go along with the ultimate grooming experience..
'Intricately Realised' is the name of a series of collaborations in between award-winning artisanal gin distillery Silent Pool Gin, and similarly minded British luxury brands. In this, their third collaboration, Silent Pool Gin has teamed up with luxury male grooming salon Murdock London to create a limited edition gin carrying notes of Murdock's signature Black Tree Cologne.
Silent Pool Gin, launched in 2015, is part of the new wave of modern gins that emerged with the growing trend. No longer 'old mother's ruin', gin has once again come to symbolise the elegance and strength of character of the sophisticated men and women who drink it.
The Surrey-based distillery sought to capture the atmosphere of the sacred Silent Pool in the Surrey countryside. This spring-fed lake at the top of the North Downs has featured in many legends and tales through the ages and was admired by poet Alfred Tennyson.
Taking inspiration from herbs and flowers that were found growing around this enigmatic pool - camomile, rose, elderflower - the team took a total of 8 months and 600 small distillations to subtly tweak the flavour of the recipe to reflect their vision using only the best local ingredients and developing everything in-house. The crystal-clear water, which springs from a deep natural aquifer, is pumped from the pool and filtered onsite before use.
Silent Pool Gin unveiled this highly-anticipated third collaboration in this series at a January launch with partners Murdock London at their Soho salon which is decorated with paintings by young up-and-coming artist Luke Edward Hall. The premier men's barbers echo the same values of quality, uniqueness and attention to detail as well as championing manners, ideals and understated style of the modern British gentleman.
Murdock customers are encouraged to relax and savour the experience with a good coffee or gin if preferred, in a soujourn from the impersonal digital age if you like, within their modern yet time-honoured interiors. And together, with Silent Pool Gin and Crucible founder Stu Bale, they have created the ultimate restorative to accompany a barbershop treatment in the exclusive new 'intricately realised' limited-edition 'Murdock Cocktail' which transforms the complex, exotic and oriental notes from Murdock's signature Black Tree Cologne – tasmania, nutmeg, cedarwood, sandalwood, neroli extract and pettigrain - into a drinkable liquid that truly evokes the senses.
Visitors who spend more than £50 in participating Murdock stores will receive a bottle of Silent Pool’s exclusive ‘Murdock Cocktail’, specially created to emulate the complex, exotic and oriental notes of Murdock’s best-selling Black Tea Cologne.