Verdant Spirit Co. is the first commercial distillery in the Scottish city of Dundee for nearly 200 years. After two and half years of planning and lots of red tape, founder Andrew Mackenzie opened the Verdant Spirit Co. in 2017. The distillery is set in a Victorian engine house that once powered the Edward Street Mill, which played a role in Dundee’s famous jute and weaving industry.
Verdant Spirit Co. has tried to capture the spirit of Dundee with both its ethos of producing quality spirits using the latest technology available, something the mills of Dundee were famous for, but also the spirit of invention and renovation, by opting to save and renovate the old engine house. Andrew and the team at Verdant Spirit Co. hope to add to the site with a visitors centre in time.
Distilled in small batches from the highest quality ingredients in their pot still ‘Little Eddie’. It is aromatically juniper-led with fresh notes of citrus on the nose and palate with warm, earthy undertones of spice. The gin uses a variety of botanicals including juniper, coriander seed, bitter orange and grains of paradise.
Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Citrus
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: A twist of orange zest, light tonic and ice.
The Verdant Spirits Distillery was the first legal distillery in the city of Dundee for almost 200 years. After two and half years of planning, renovation and building work, the distillery officially opened its doors in early 2017.
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