Produced in the Surrey Hills, at the Albury Estate, this is another gin riding the wave of the spirit’s revival to great success. The gin takes its name from the nearby spring-fed pool, the gin’s water source, which is steeped in legend. According to folklore, Bad King John found a maiden daughter of a lumberjack, Emma, bathing in the pool. Upon spotting her he urged his horse into the water, chasing her further into the depths of the pool as she tried to protect her modesty. Upon slipping under the waters, Emma let out a scream, cut short by the pool’s waters, giving it its name. This gin is equally as mysterious and storied, using no less than 24 botanicals, including chamomile, honey (sourced locally), kaffir lime, lavender, cassia bark and cubeb. A wonderfully complex gin with great balance between citrus, sweetness and earthy botanicals. Fantastic in a gin and tonic, and even better in a martini. This gin was awarded a gold medal in the World Spirits Awards of 2016.