A crag is a rock hill or mountain isolated from other high ground, like the spot where Edinburgh Castle resides, formed when a glacier meet a particularly resistant rock formation. The tail is the sloping ramp which remains up the leeward side of the crag, in the case of Edinburgh Castle, this is the famous Royal Mile. Closer to home for the Angus born and based Crag & Tail creators, is Dundee’s Law Hill.
Crag & Tail encapsulates the ideas and industry experiences of the team behind the Dundee based drinks distributor, Huffman’s. They set out to make a well rounded, moreish gin that focuses on being simple and classic with a contemporary twist. The simplicity aspect of Craig & Tail is reflected in the final look, perfect serve and overall personality.
The key botanical of watermelon came to the creators after a hunt for an ingredient that wasn’t too fruity but had the right level of crispness and sweetness that would mix well with any tonic. To taste, well rounded and balanced, with citrus immediately present. The spice builds but doesn’t overpower. To finish, clean and refreshing.
Key Botanical(s): Watermelon, Elderflower, Citrus
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 41% vol
Goes great with: Two wedges of lime, tonic and ice.