Spencerfield Spirits Co. // Scotland
From the Spencerfield Spirit Co., the folks behind the Sheep Dip and Pig's Nose Scotch Whiskies comes Edinburgh Gin. Initially made from sourced gin to which they added a few botanicals to macerate, this is now distilled entirely in Edinburgh at their distillery. Thirteen botanicals are used in the production and include pine, heather and milk thistle which are sourced in Scotland.
Distilled GinThis style of gin takes a neutral spirit and then adds juniper berries and other natural flavorings before it is re-distilled. After distillation, additional flavors (artificial or natural) and sweeteners may be added.
"From the start you get the pine-y notes and some citrus before the floral heather aromas come in focus. The spices, particularly the coriander, comes on a bit stronger on the palate and the finish is clean and only slightly bitter. This is a fairly flexible gin for cocktails as the floral notes are present, but don't take over the more traditional botanicals as some new brands of gin do. Try in any sour cocktail or martini served with a twist."