Rogue by descent. Scientist by design.

America, prohibition. Giuseppe Bertolino, an inventive Sicilian with distillation in his blood, travelled there with his eyes set on opportunity. Drawing on knowledge learned from his mother’s distillery back home, Giuseppe forged a new path, bootlegging premium spirits that would upend the ‘dry law’.

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Giuseppe Bertolino
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You can’t run from who you are.

A century later, in that same spirit of defiance, Giuseppe’s great-grandson started Drylaw. Throwing open the doors to an industry mired in secrecy and convention. Welcoming honesty and transparency. Transparency with ingredients. Transparency with processes. Transparency with intention.

Drylaw creates premium organic grape-based spirits. We’ve found a new way to make your old favourites: via a world-first cold-distillation process. With a hint of rebellion in every glass, we’re stirring the rogue spirit of our predecessors and rewriting the rules of invention.

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In the open we thrive
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Our Process

Trust us when we tell you the soul of DRYLAW weighs precisely 2.56kg. We know because that’s the amount of premium, aromatic grape must we refine for every bottle. Cold distilled to capture the flavours of every molecule, every grape, every vintage. Calling on the pioneering spirt of our predecessors. Perfecting nature’s chemistry.

fermentation

1. Fermentation

We analyse the natural flavour profiles of our premium organic grapes and add select strains of yeast to enhance the fermentation process. No pesticides or polluting elements means we don’t need to take anything out. As volatile and non-volatile aromas are awakened through fermentation, we capture the concentrated essence in every bottle.

Perfecting nature’s chemistry. Awakening flavour.

We analyse the natural flavour profiles of our premium organic grapes and add select strains of yeast to enhance the fermentation process. No pesticides or polluting elements means we don’t need to take anything out. As volatile and non-volatile aromas are awakened through fermentation, we capture the concentrated essence in every bottle.

fermentation

1. Fermentation

Perfecting nature’s chemistry. Awakening flavour.

We analyse the natural flavour profiles of our premium organic grapes and add select strains of yeast to enhance the fermentation process. No pesticides or polluting elements means we don’t need to take anything out. As volatile and non-volatile aromas are awakened through fermentation, we capture the concentrated essence in every bottle.
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2. Distillation plant

We developed our hyper-efficient plant and distillation processes with the 12 Principles of Green Engineering in mind. So, by default we use a fraction of the energy and produce a fraction of the waste of traditional processes. Single distillation means we only get one shot at producing drinks worthy of the Drylaw name. Everything captured. Nothing lost.

Embracing single distillation, for all-or-nothing spirits.

We developed our hyper-efficient plant and distillation processes with the 12 Principles of Green Engineering in mind. So, by default we use a fraction of the energy and produce a fraction of the waste of traditional processes. Single distillation means we only get one shot at producing drinks worthy of the Drylaw name. Everything captured. Nothing lost.

steel

2. Distillation plant

Embracing single distillation, for all-or-nothing spirits.

We developed our hyper-efficient plant and distillation processes with the 12 Principles of Green Engineering in mind. So, by default we use a fraction of the energy and produce a fraction of the waste of traditional processes. Single distillation means we only get one shot at producing drinks worthy of the Drylaw name. Everything captured. Nothing lost.
distillation

3. Distillation process

Low-temperature distillation (below 30°C) under vacuum means we protect and cultivate the complex ephemeral grape aromas unlocked during fermentation. Every batch is an authentic representation of our premium organic raw materials, and nothing else. Every drop a perfect misfit – secured in glass, but never diminished.

Authentic misfits, delivering excellence down to the last drop.

Low-temperature distillation (below 30°C) under vacuum means we protect and cultivate the complex ephemeral grape aromas unlocked during fermentation. Every batch is an authentic representation of our premium organic raw materials, and nothing else. Every drop a perfect misfit – secured in glass, but never diminished.

distillation

3. Distillation process

Authentic misfits, delivering excellence down to the last drop.

Low-temperature distillation (below 30°C) under vacuum means we protect and cultivate the complex ephemeral grape aromas unlocked during fermentation. Every batch is an authentic representation of our premium organic raw materials, and nothing else. Every drop a perfect misfit – secured in glass, but never diminished.
purple flower

4. Botanical extraction

Using cold distillation and delicate ultrasounds, we gently extract botanicals for our gin with the same level of care and precision as the spirits themselves. Handcrafted to maintain the aromatic complexity of root, flower, leaf and bark. Then, engaged in an ever-evolving conversation with our premium organic wine base.

Our gin is laced with botanicals and late-night anecdotes.

Using cold distillation and delicate ultrasounds, we gently extract botanicals for our gin with the same level of care and precision as the spirits themselves. Handcrafted to maintain the aromatic complexity of root, flower, leaf and bark. Then, engaged in an ever-evolving conversation with our premium organic wine base.

purple flower

4. Botanical extraction

Our gin is laced with botanicals and late-night anecdotes.

Using cold distillation and delicate ultrasounds, we gently extract botanicals for our gin with the same level of care and precision as the spirits themselves. Handcrafted to maintain the aromatic complexity of root, flower, leaf and bark. Then, engaged in an ever-evolving conversation with our premium organic wine base.
toasting wood

5. Maturation and toasting

Toasting and infusion of specialty woods rounds out the broad aromatic complexity of our brandy. Our base wine distillate welcomes whiffs of smoky vanilla, almond, coconut, clove and tobacco from acacia, oak and cherry wood. But the grapes are never outshone. Flavours are amalgamated in French oak over 12 months, ready to be stirred anytime you like.

Highly evolved brandy: wooded, ageing, still breathing.

Toasting and infusion of specialty woods rounds out the broad aromatic complexity of our brandy. Our base wine distillate welcomes whiffs of smoky vanilla, almond, coconut, clove and tobacco from acacia, oak and cherry wood. But the grapes are never outshone. Flavours are amalgamated in French oak over 12 months, ready to be stirred anytime you like.

toasting wood

5. Maturation and toasting

Highly evolved brandy: wooded, ageing, still breathing.

Toasting and infusion of specialty woods rounds out the broad aromatic complexity of our brandy. Our base wine distillate welcomes whiffs of smoky vanilla, almond, coconut, clove and tobacco from acacia, oak and cherry wood. But the grapes are never outshone. Flavours are amalgamated in French oak over 12 months, ready to be stirred anytime you like.
recycling

6. Bottling

Drylaw bottles are inherently unique and have a distinct charm. Crafted from over 90% recycled glass, they're never quite perfect. Lucky for us, beauty is subjective. Our commitment to sustainability means a 40% reduction in our carbon footprint compared to traditional bottles. And they’re 100x more likely to find a second life as a decoration or vase.

Perfectly imperfect bottles, made from 90%+ recycled glass.

Drylaw bottles are inherently unique and have a distinct charm. Crafted from over 90% recycled glass, they're never quite perfect. Lucky for us, beauty is subjective. Our commitment to sustainability means a 40% reduction in our carbon footprint compared to traditional bottles. And they’re 100x more likely to find a second life as a decoration or vase.

recycling

6. Bottling

Perfectly imperfect bottles, made from 90%+ recycled glass.

Drylaw bottles are inherently unique and have a distinct charm. Crafted from over 90% recycled glass, they're never quite perfect. Lucky for us, beauty is subjective. Our commitment to sustainability means a 40% reduction in our carbon footprint compared to traditional bottles. And they’re 100x more likely to find a second life as a decoration or vase.

certifications

There are some rules we’ll never break

Our prohibition-era predecessors may have been rebellious, but they, like us, were never short on principles. Here are some of the certifications we’ve picked up so far.

EU Organic

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Soil Association Organic

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Don’t just take our word for it, try our spirits for yourself

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