If you need a Russian interpreter to visit a gin distillery, I'll be there for you, as the song goes. After my one day job at the distillery in Whitchurch I think I have a pretty good idea about how gin is made technically. The Bombay Sapphire distillery tour turned out to be more than a story of spirit infused with 10 botanicals and a cocktail-making session as I initially thought! The knowledge of some specific technical terms would have been handy. Who would have thought that I would be translating into Russian ‘coil condenser’!
However most of the group were Russian male journalists (who knew those sort of things anyway!) and when we left the beautiful distillery building I knew everything there was to know about it. The day finished pleasantly with the cocktail-making session in which sadly I couldn't fully participate since I was driving, so I had to do with a non-alcoholic drink which, admittedly, was very nice!