Edinburgh Gin 1670 70cl
Created in collaboration with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh this is a London Dry gin which is defined by complex herbaceous notes and spice.
Edinburgh Gin 1670
With the natural connection between botany and distilling, this gin is a limited edition collaboration between Edinburgh Gin, and the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.
Inspiration for this gin was taken after the discovery of the "1670 Physic Garden". This was used as a source of botanical inspired medicinal remedies by two Edinburgh doctors, Robert Sibbald and Andrew Balfour.
Over a 12 month period, David Wilkinson (Edinburgh Gin's Head distiller) worked with the Royal Botanic Garden's head botanist. The recipe was experimented with, and refined until both were happy.
Many of the botanicals which were finally decided upon would also have been found in the original garden, such as fennel (seeds and leaves) and sweet cicely both quite common, alongside exotic plants such as Piper Leaf, Tasmannia Lanceolata leaf and Tasmanian Mountain Pepper.
The result? A contemporary gin which keeps its roots firmly in a fascinating chapter of Edinburgh’s history.
"At Edinburgh Gin we are constantly striving to create new, classic gins with a modern twist. Working so closely with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Botanist, Dr Greg Kenicer, enabled us to experiment with a range of handpicked botanicals to create an enticingly aromatic gin with lively herbaceous – almost floral notes – with added peppery spice" - David Wilkinson, Head Distiller at Edinburgh Gin
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This distinctive gin can be enjoyed in a classic G&T, served with a premium Indian Tonic Water such as Double Dutch Indian Tonic Water. 50ml of the gin, and 150ml of the tonic work perfectly. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf to finish the drink off.
It also works well in cocktails as its crisp notes complement classic cocktails such as the Martini.