Quince Essential was first created in 2018 when a friend of Kate's gave her a carrier bag of quinces from her garden. Kate immediately distilled them and created a quince liqueur.
The quinces for Quince Essential are grown in the gardens of Dorking in the Surrey Hills. It's only available a few weeks of the year and is in limited supply. We make around 90 bottles per year, so this is a very exclusive spirit.
We distil the quinces in traditional copper pot stills before adding water and caramelised sugar, giving it an amber colour and subtle sweetness.