Darnley's View London Dry Gin
London Dry Gin
Darnley's View // Scotland
Added to their spirits lineup in 2010, this is the first gin released by the Weymss family, who are primarily known for their Scotch whiskies. This gin honors the legacy of Lord Darnley, who lived at Weymss Castle near Edinburgh, Scotland in the 16th century. Starting with a neutral gain spirit distilled four times, six botanicals - juniper, lemon peel, elderflower, coriander seed, angelica root and orris root - are then added before its final distillation. It is bottled at 40% ABV.
London Dry GinNeutral spirit flavored with juniper and other botanicals. In the US, the minimum ABV is 40%; In the EU, it is 37.5%. Originally, only made in London, this can be made anywhere. No artificial flavors or colors can be added. Only water, neutral grain spirit, and sugar (no more than 0.1g/l) can be added.
"The lemon and elderflower come through more on the aroma than the flavor, but isn't overwhelming as some gins using floral botanicals; juniper is still the star here. The gin is slightly oily which gives it a nice body while the finish is leans more bitter and spicy particularly with the coriander. The overall impression is that the gin is versatile and could play in any classic cocktail; how 'bout trying in a Collins for a refreshing cooler?"