It was the summer of 2013 when Yvan Vindevogel, pharmacist-entrepreneur, discovered an interesting link between the mighty powers of the liquor we call Gin and his profession as a pharmacist. There, on a quiet Sunday morning, reading the paper with a cup of tea, he stumbled upon an article about the fascinating story of Gin. Intrigued by the ancient powers and the medicinal history of this drink, he set himself a new purpose: as a pharmacist in mind and heart, he would bring the experience of mixing and experimenting with flavours, characteristics and herbal extracts in Gin to the people. He would give them the chance to be their own Alchemist, to create their own ‘Elixir of Life’. And he would name it Copperhead.
Many ingredients were listed as options to create the ultimate gin and after a month-long process experimenting with different batches, the perfect balance of 5 ingredients: juniper, coriander seeds, Angelica, Cardamon and Orange Peel were found and the first Copperhead gin was born. It was named Copperhead London Dry Gin, or The Original.
Copperhead hit the market hard by swimming against the stream. Where all the competitors were making Western Dry gins, Copperhead returned to the roots of gin and created a London Dry gin. Distilled at the Copperhead Distillery in Belgium.