February 16, 2019
When we first saw the striking Lind & Lime bottles, we knew we had to stock this gin. We were also drawn to the historical links to the Port of Leith and Dr James Lind’s discovery that eating citrus fruit prevents scurvy. Ever since we sent Lind & Lime out to our subscription members in December 2018, it’s been flying off the shelves.
February 13, 2019
We’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Mackintosh Gin and were delighted to be able to offer it as our February 2019 Gin of the Month to our subscription members.
Distilled and bottled in Angus “the birth place” of Scotland in batches of less than 300, Mackintosh Gin is truly a family affair. The Mackintosh family - husband and wife James and Deborah and daughters Steph, Char and Alex. It all started as an off the cuff comment about making their own Gin whilst at the Wee G&T Festival in Perth in 2016. Two years later, the first batch of Mackintosh Gin was a reality on on sale to the public.
The inspiration for the branding was taken from the ‘lover’s knot’, a symbol carved into a 9th century Pictish Stone in Meigle not far from the Mackintosh family home.
Mackintosh Gin is distilled using nine botanicals sourced from all over the world with the Juniper and Citrus coming from Spain, the Coriander and Angelica from Eastern Europe and Elderflower from Angus. The addition of cinnamon and ginger adds a sweet warmth.
This is a beautifully smooth, juniper led Gin. It has citrus and spice flavours yet remains sweet and refreshing.
The Mackintosh family deliberately haven’t specified a perfect serve. They want us to enjoy the gin the way we like it. We have enjoyed it with Elderflower, Indian and Mediterranean tonic. Even the Mackintosh family themselves are divided on their favourite garnish with votes for lemon, lime and pink grapefruit.
Our Juniper Club team tested it with Fever Tree Indian Tonic, Pink Grapefruit and a couple of Juniper Berries and it was fantastic!
August 02, 2018
The Juniper Club July 2018 Gin of the Month is the small batch Biggar Gin from the foot of the Tinto Hills in Scotland.
Winner of the Best London Dry Gin in the Gin Guide Awards 2018 this new Scottish Gin is rapidly showing it's class.
Created by brothers Biggar Gin lives up to their Biggar Mentality philiosiphy with the pride of their distillation shining through.
Delicious served with Fever Tree Indian, Orange Slice and a couple of Juniper Berries.
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