Even before he earned his title of ‘Professor’, Cornelius Ableforth was known as a slightly eccentric inventor. He dreamed of running a huge laboratory filled with vials, test tubes, botanicals and spirits. And in the autumn of 2011 his dreams became a reality with the release of his ‘Bathtub Gin’. The tireless professor’s imagination has continued to produce a stream of concoctions, such as a cold-distilled 91.2% ABV absinthe and a cask-aged gin. Nothing appears to deter him from completing his experiments. Using a wide range of tools and resources, he revives the spirits of the past, much to the delight of discerning palates and connoisseurs. Infusions, distillations and the professor’s genius ensure that every bottle produced is packed with rich, complex flavours. We await his next creation with trepidation and wonder!