It takes a lot to make a great bottle of gin: from the distilling process to the myriad botanicals from all over the world that you'll find in every bottle. And it's a process so intricate that every facet of the gin's unique environment has a huge impact on the character of each and every measure you pour.

Silent Pool's gin so perfectly expresses its environment that it wouldn't be quite the same if it was made outside of the small patch of gorgeous Surrey countryside it calls home. Using crystal-clear water from the Silent Pool that lends the spirit its name on the Duke of Northumberland's Albury Estate alongside 24 unique botanicals from every corner of the globe, Silent Pool Distillers has created a gin of distinctive flavour and uncompromising quality, and one that's both an effortless classic and a unique expression of a complex local environment.

Want to experience this corner of Surrey and the making of Silent Pool Gin for yourself? We've got a fantastic prize on offer for one lucky reader and a friend: a trip to the Silent Pool Distillery, including dinner. The lucky pair will be shown around the distillery with an expert guided tour, before being whisked off for dinner at local restaurant The Onslow Arms, Silent Pool's unofficial boardroom and the birthplace of the brand.

The prize

  • Same-day return travel to Guildford station from central London
  • Transport from Guildford station to the distillery
  • Private distillery tour for two people lasting 60 minutes with a G&T on arrival
  • Transport to the Onslow Arms
  • Three-course meal and drinks
  • Transport back to Guildford station to return to central London (last train at 23.39)

To enter, just answer a simple question.

The question is: In which county can you find Silent Pool's distillery?

Competition closes: 25th August 2017

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Travel to and from London is included.

Valid weekday only.

Must book in advance.

Dinner capped at £50 a head.

Silent Pool Distillers will not reimburse any costs if the attendees fail to make the last train home.

Once the date is confirmed, train tickets and taxis will need be booked in advance by Silent Pool Distillers and sent over to the attendees.

Once the date is confirmed, it cannot be changed.

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