The Chase family farm is in Herefordshire, a county that boasts some of the richest farmland in the world. On the farm they grow King Edward, Lady Claire and Lady Rosetta potatoes.
Having the distillery located on the farm allows them to keep a watchful eye over how the potatoes and apples move from field to bottle. It's this field to bottle approach that makes Chase different, something you can taste in their award-winning spirits.
Chase believe in a truly sustainable approach to farming and creating spirits, which is why they let nothing go to waste. Chase generate their own energy from an on site bio-boiler, Huxley; which is powered using the prunings from the apple orchards, all of the potato waste goes to fertilise the fields or feed the farms herd of pedigree Hereford cattle, and wherever possible, the fresh ingredients used in Chase's products are sourced on site, on the family farm or from local Herefordshire suppliers. As farmers at heart, Chase value the countryside, every inch of it, from field to bottle.
To make the limited release Aged Marmalade Vodka, Chase original vodka is marinated with thick-cut marmalade and ribbons of peel from Seville oranges, then distilled again with orange peel from Seville and Valencia. The spirit is then aged in oak barrels for six months.
Nose: Pungent, superbly clean orange zest with faint warm current buns. More jammy when compared to the original first batch but still with good zestyness.
Palate: Slight honeyed sweetness, rich orange zest and bitter marmalade with cracked black pepper spirity notes. When compared to our original first batch sample Chase Marmalade seems more integrated and arguably balanced but with less zestyness.
Finish: Lingering bitter orange zest and cracked black pepper. A slight sweetness amplifies the orange flavour but is that a bad thing?