Darnley's Wild Citrus

42.8% ABV

£29.95

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The third limited edition release as part of the Darnley’s Cottage Series, Wild Citrus Gin uses foraged sorrel and garden-grown lemon balm, herbaceous plants native to the Kingdom of Fife, that provide wild citrus and herbaceous, green flavours. These two botanicals were carefully selected by head gin distiller Scott Gowans, along with apples from East Neuk Orchards and a subtle amount of lavender, some of which is grown on-site at the gin cottage, which adds a light floral note. Other botanicals include juniper, coriander seed, angelica root and orris root.

Tasting notes

Key Flavours:

Nose:

On the nose, fresh green apple peel, lemon zest with hints of rose petals and lavender.

Taste:

On the palate, pine and lemon freshness with hints of strawberry and raspberry.

Finish:

To finish, a zingy flavour that’s reminiscent of fruit salad sweets with notes of pineapple and raspberry

Key Botanical(s):

Sorrel, Lemon Balm, Apples

Goes great with:

Sprig of fresh mint, tonic and ice
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About

Darnley’s Gin began as a Wemyss family adventure, a brother and sister with a background in whisky and wine, fascinated by the endless combination of botanicals you could use in gin making and the impact this could have on flavour. In 2018, production was moved to Scotland and more specifically to Kingsbarns Fife and the Wemyss family home and farm, which is situated in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife. Darnley’s Distillery is housed in a charming cottage overlooking Kingsbarns golf course and the North Sea beyond.

London Dry Gin

London Dry Gin is both a flavour profile and a production method. London Dry Gins tend to follow the traditional, classic flavour of piney juniper, citrus and spice. Alongside juniper, botanicals in London Dry Gin often include orris root, angelica root, cassia bark, citrus peel and coriander, among the core botanicals. The result is a dry gin that features piney juniper along with bursts of citrus and warming spice and earthy, dry notes from use of botanicals such as cassia bark and coriander. Nothing synthetic can be added like flavourings or colours and nothing can be added post distillation apart from water and a tiny amount of sugar meaning all flavours come from distillation.

Production

The site at Kingsbarns is home to both the Kingsbarn’s Distillery the Darnley's Gin Distillery. The Kingsbarn’s Distillery, where the whisky is distilled, is in the renovated remains of the former coach house and also features a visitors centre, a fascinating tour of the distillery and exhibition about the history of the site, shop and cafe. Darnley's Gin Distillery is housed in the gin cottage, a 19th century Scottish cottage that's been repurposed to house both the gin distillery and gin school.

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