We begin the process with by planting Horatio wheat – a bakers wheat traditionally – cultivated on the rich chalk soils of Ramsbury’s estate. Once harvested, milled and fermented, the wheat becomes ‘low wine,’ and is diluted and distilled through a 43-plate copper column still. It’s part of a closed loop production cycle that uses the land to its fullest potential, with little wastage.
A biomass boiler powered by our estate’s sustainable woodland heats the still, the spent grains feed the estate’s cattle, and in turn, their manure is returned to the fields. Even Ramsbury’s waste water is funnelled back to the land after being safely purified through a series of wildlife friendly reed filtration beds.