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The flavour profile for this gin is based around one of Leith’s historical maritime figures and the Port of Leith’s ties as one of Scotland’s most important historical trading ports. James Lind was an Edinburgh born Ship’s Surgeon aboard the HMS Salisbury. Scurvy was rife at the time due to a lack of Vitamin C. Lind carried out a number of trials that showed citrus fruit improved the sailor’s health. Although Lind missed the significance of this observation, he is recognised for pioneering the concept of a ‘fair trial’. Lind & Lime Gin is created using seven carefully curated botanicals that work in harmony to create a fresh and balanced flavour profile.
Established by two friends, Lind & Lime Gin is one of a few spirits being produced by the Port of Leith brand. Having proved to be a highly desirable stand alone product, exporting to dozens of countries all over the world, Lind & Lime Gin production was moved to a larger, dedicated distillery in 2022 as construction continues on the new purpose-built Whisky distillery that overlooks the Firth of Forth. The new Whisky distillery will be Scotland’s first vertical distillery and will add a new chapter to the story of Leith’s distillation history.
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.
Lind & Lime Gin production previously occurred at the now defunct Tower Street Still House, which occupied a small industrial unit near the Leith docks. Production moved to the new Lind & Lime Gin Distillery in May 2022, providing a brand home for Lind & Lime Gin. The distillery features a bar and tasting area, tours and experiences along with a well stocked shop and more room for production.