Lind & Lime Gin, 70cl
Lind & Lime Gin
The first tipple to come from Edinburgh’s Port of Leith Distillery has arrived in the shape of Lind & Lime Gin!
The Dr (James Lind) took a base spirit at 96% ABV and re-distilled it with a carefully curated recipe of 7 botanicals to ensure that each of them worked in delicate harmony. The main three being:
Juniper: the cornerstone of any gin. It’s what makes gin gin. Indeed the English name ‘gin’ is derived from the Dutch word for juniper: jenever.
Lime: He decided early on that he wanted a lime flavour in the gin. Not fruit pastel, confected lime, but zesty refreshing lime, which they extract this from the rind, or skin of the lime.
Pink Peppercorn: The lime needed something to counterbalance it and the answer they found was a gentle addition of spice from pink peppercorns.
Nose: A fresh nose with sour lemon and sweet orange blossom. Savoury juniper spice and a bouquet of dried flowers round it off.
Palate: Initially very light and elegant. Warm cubeb pepper spice kicks into life, before it’s tempered by sweet liquorice, orange oil and earthy juniper.
Finish: Short, with a slightly perfumed conclusion.