LINLITHGOW DISTILLERY LIN GIN 43% VOL 70CL
The idea for LinGin was born in a hot tub back in October 2016 by husband and wife team Ross and Alyson Jamieson. A few G&Ts in, Alyson felt the bubbles go to her head as she suggested to Ross that they should make their own gin. Ross was on board, but it wasn’t until three months later that they sat down and discussed it properly. By March 2017 the company was formed, and in August 2017 the duo took took possession of their first premises, working together to get infrastructure in place so that when their still arrived in the November, they could set straight to work.
Meadowsweet announces itself with its unique fragrant nature on the nose, so striking with its fresh yet sticky nature. Just under, the orange also adds a a candied citrus tone that broadens the aroma while the floral violet-like top note that cubeb brings can just be perceived for those who care to continue sniffing.
To taste, the same meadowsweet and orange combination appears upfront, leading into juniper (possibly something like rosemary), with the pungently aromatic cardamom being the more pronounced of the spices on the finish. Cubeb and what resembles Grains of Paradise add depth to the aftermath in what is a smooth and very well made gin. We’d serve it with an orange peel in a G&T although, have a sneaky suspicion that a sprig of of thyme would work wonders for those who love a more herbaceous pairing.