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This is everything you need to know about TŌSH Gin!

This is everything you need to know about TŌSH Gin!

May 10, 2022
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Allow us to introduce you to TŌSH Gin from the TŌSH Distillery in the Czech Republic. This beautiful tipple is Craft Gin Club’s May 2022 Gin of the Month, which lucky Craft Gin Clubbers can find in their May 2022 Gin of the Month box - and what a fabulous, innovative expression of its home it is!

In this feature, you can find everything you need to know about TŌSH Gin and the amazing Czech gin distillery behind it, including how TŌSH Gin is made, what it tastes like, where you can buy it and what other gins TŌSH Distillery makes. Take a look!

Craft Gin Club's May 2022 Gin of the Month, TŌSH Gin

TŌSH Gin

Distilled in Moravia, Czech Republic and launched in the UK exclusively through Craft Gin Club

40% ABV

How is TŌSH Gin made?

TŌSH Distillery co-founders, Jiri Omelka and Barbara Omelkova
TŌSH Distillery co-founders, Jiri Omelka and Barbara Omelkova

TŌSH Gin is made by Jiri Omelka and Barbara Omelkova, the husband-and-wife team that founded TŌSH Distillery.

They use a range of local and international botanicals, including a mix of Serbian, Macedonian and Italian juniper berries, and two different types of coriander - one from Morocco and one from Syria.

Local Moravian poppyseeds are used to give TŌSH Gin a smooth, full mouthfeel, while Moravian rosehip and rowan berries, from the Jeseniky Mountains of Moravia, are used to add complex floral and fruity sweet-and-sour flavours to the gin. Find the full list of TŌSH Gin botanicals below:

Which botanicals are used to make TŌSH Gin? Juniper, fresh Lemon, fresh lime, fresh orange, coriander, angelica root, cubeb berry, cassia, dried lemon peel, poppyseed, rosehip, sweet rowan berry, orris root, nutmeg, cardamom, makrut lime leaf and lemon balm leaf.

The hardier botanicals like juniper and poppyseed are macerated in historic Czech whisky stills overnight and then the rosehips and rowan berries are added to the still too.

TŌSH Gin’s softer botanicals like herbs and citrus peels are added to a vapour distillation basked which sits above the still to flavour the evaporating liquid as it continues through the distilling process.

The distilling process takes just a few hours to produce the remarkable liquid in every bottle of TŌSH Gin.

TŌSH Gin is bottled in glass bottles with a bear named “Hector” on the label. Hector is a symbol of the strength of TŌSH Gin. He has a poppy in his mouth, which represents not only a key botanical of the gin but also the abundant Moravian landscape as a whole.

The TŌSH Distillery team
TŌSH Gin

What does “TŌSH” mean? “TŌSH” is a Czech word that has no direct translation in English. Its closest translation is “well then” and it is often used at the beginning of a sentence with levity.

Rather than adding any specific meaning, it expresses a certain attitude, without which the message being conveyed would certainly change, slightly yet distinctly. It adds a special flavour to everyday life – and that’s exactly what we aim to do with the spirits we craft at TŌSH.

— Jiri Omelka

What does TŌSH Gin taste like?

On the nose, citrus mingles with rich spices. These carry through on the palate, with juniper at the forefront, supported by the soft floral notes of rosehip and Czech poppyseed, which creates an exceptionally smooth mouthfeel. To finish, the flavour of sweet rowan berry marries with a burst of zest. Delicious!

Where is TŌSH Gin made?

TŌSH Gin is made at the TŌSH Distillery in Moravia, a beautiful, historic region of the Czech Republic. Moravia is one of three ancient kingdoms that made up the Czech Republic with Bohemia and Silesia being the other two.

Moravia has been famous for its agriculture for many centuries and has a long tradition with vineyards and wineries in the south, as well as spring barley cultivation for beer here. Internationally renowned Czech beer brands like Pilsner Urquell and Staropramen buy their barley from this area.

— Jiri Omelka

Olomouc, Czech Republic
The historic city of Olomouc, Czech Republic

How do you serve TŌSH Gin?

Our favourite TŌSH Gin and tonic recipe mixes TŌSH Gin with Twelve Below Apple & Garden Mint Mixer and the wonderful garnish duo of lime and black peppercorns. They all work so well together to give you a tipple that’s vibrant and complex. Find the recipe here!

The perfect TŌSH Gin and tonic recipe

The perfect cocktail to make with TŌSH Gin is Craft Gin Club’s Gin-spresso Martini! Full of incredible coffee notes, which complement the spice, citrus and floral tones of the gin SO well, this is a truly delicious TŌSH Gin cocktail. Find the recipe here!

The perfect cocktail to make with TŌSH Gin

What other gins does TŌSH Distillery make?

TŌSH Blue Gin
TŌSH Blue Gin

TŌSH Blue Gin

Inspired by Czech Republic’s cutting-edge cocktail culture, and in particular the Blue Mouse Bar in the city of Ostrava (see Bo Blue Mouse on the label!), this blue gin is made with butterfly pea flower and has that real “wow factor”!

What botanicals are in TŌSH Blue Gin? This gin is made with botanicals like ginger, poppy, clove and that iconic butterfly pea flower.

What does TŌSH Blue Gin taste like? With its delicious medley of spice, citrus zest and floral aromas, this gorgeous gin is just as vibrant as it looks.

TŌSH Gina

TŌSH Gina represents TŌSH Distillery’s barrel-aged gins, an exceptional range of spirits made using casks usually reserved for top-notch whiskies and wines. For example, in 2021, they aged their gin in barrels made of American white oak that had previously been used to mature French Cabernet Sauvignon.

Moreover, TŌSH Gina is a force for change!

We’re a local distillery, and our surroundings are important to us. The large wide fields around Těšetice are a remnant of post-war collectivization, and we want to restore our local landscape to its former glory. That’s why for each bottle of TŌSH Gina sold, we use a portion of the profits to support an initiative by three beekeepers who are planting trees in our local area.

— Jiri Omelka

TŌSH Gina
TŌSH Gina

What botanicals are in TŌSH Gina? TŌSH Gina is made using TŌSH Distillery’s signature TŌSH Gin (the list of botanicals are above) and casks once used to age whiskies and wine.

What does TŌSH Gina taste like? TŌSH Gina gins will vary in flavour however you can always expect warming wood notes from the casks. The whiskey barrels will impart their slightly smokey, mature flavours into the gin, while the wine casks will give the gin a delectable fruitiness - all are utterly delicious!

TŌSH Distillery also makes King Barley Whisky and Ja-Ka-Ma-Rus Herbal Liqueur. Find out more, here!

Where can I buy TŌSH Gin?

TŌSH Gin can be bought by Craft Gin Club members on the Craft Gin Club online shop at this link for just £35!

TŌSH Gin can also be found in Craft Gin Club’s May 2022 Gin of the Month box, in which the gin was originally launched in the UK exclusively to Craft GIn Club members. Discover what else we sent to Craft Gin Clubbers in our May 2022 Gin of the Month box right here!

TŌSH Gin can be bought in Craft Gin Club's May 2022 Gin of the Month box
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