Welcome to Distillers Nose
"We offer a completely bespoke nosing and tasting experience with highly trained professionals. "
Distiller’s Nose was born out of a passion, bordering on obsession, that I have long had with fine alcoholic beverages and allthat entails. I love to explain the processes that go into the making of your favourite drinks. I want to help you start to look at them in a new light and appreciate the nuances of flavour that make them all unique.
This is more than just smelling, it’s what goes on behind the scenes that makes all the difference. Try and pin down the different aromas in your mind, by associating them with other things they remind you of. It’s more about really thinking and interpreting what you are experiencing.
Tasting, although at first seemingly obvious, is more about the physiological interaction in your mouth and all the sensations that go with it. (Not to take the fun out of things, but we like to break this up into sections.) Your mouth and nose will behave in much the same way as my still. At first you will get the fruity lighter smells or notes, then your experience will progress to a more spicy deeper satisfying experience.
"Matthew, is an excellent and informative distilling expert, he kept our budding distillers informed and crafted an interesting and fun look into the distilling world. Which made it easy for beverage managers, shop owners, spirit ambassadors and operators to complete their beverage tasks! I cannot recommend him enough! Great way to entertain, enthuse and educate your group! "
"I had the pleasure to work with Matthew in organising an independent gin tasting for our clients at McQueen. Matthew proved to be extremely knowledgeable, professional and passionate about the subject. He managed to bring facts and anecdotes to life and infused our customers with interest and curiosity. I would happily work with Matthew again. "