- Country: Specialty Spirits
- Region: Specialty Spirits
- Edinburgh Gin
Edinburgh Gin is a contemporary spirit that possesses a distinguished—and distinctly local—distilling heritage dating back to the late 18th century. In 1777, there were eight licensed distilleries and almost 400 illegal stills in Edinburgh and the Port of Leith. As gin rose to become the fashionable spirit, Edinburgh distillers, like their London counterparts, produced gin from locally sourced ingredients. Then juniper berries, spices and citrus fruits arrived daily in Leith from all over the world. These exotic ‘botanicals’ were redistilled or ‘rectified’ together with the finest Scottish grain spirit in the time honored fashion. Edinburgh Gin is a reminder of the days when Edinburgh was a center of distilling expertise.
Distilled via two methods—in a pot still named ‘Caledonia’ and a column still called ‘Flora’—Edinburgh Gin features 13 classic botanicals, including juniper berries, citrus peel and coriander seed. Edinburgh Gin’s Chief Distiller David Wilkinson next adds extra Scottish Juniper as well as heather and milk thistle. Edinburgh Gin’s clean citrus notes and aromatic juniper make it the perfect base for a Gin and Tonic or Martini, not to mention many of the classic gin cocktails.
Edinburgh Gin is produced in small-batch quantities ensuring that only the finest quality ingredients are used to produce a refreshing clean, crisp gin. At 43% ABV Edinburgh Gin is a multi-award winning spirit and an undisputed ode to the city in which it’s made. Its recipe is inspired by Edinburgh’s gin-making heritage and surrounding landscapes; in sum it is a premium gin at its very best.
The 1920s are known as gin’s truly golden era and in keeping with that theme the Edinburgh Gin packaging has an art deco feel that reflects this wonderful period of cocktail parties and drinking sophistication.