Lundin Distilling was set-up with one goal – to distill and produce original, high quality, hand-crafted spirits in Fife. Using a still imported from the moonshining heartland of Alabama, USA, the team set to work trialling their recipe. The team knew what they wanted but needed something unique to their gin – something that grew locally and could be easily foraged without leaving any long-term damage to the local area.
The team struck gold when they used a local flower that was growing in abundance – gorse, a wild flowering plant with golden yellow flowers and an incredible scent which heralds the arrival of the fleeting Scottish summer.
Created using 18 botanicals including two types of juniper, both a sweet and rich variety. On the palate, upfront juniper with sherbet. The gorse adds bison-grass and honey, which leads to a fusion of fruit flavours including apple, pear and mango. The gin eases into a wonderfully long finish of dark chocolate and bitter orange with a hint of white pepper.
Key Botanical(s): Gorse, Italian Juniper, Macedonian Juniper, Elderflower
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43.1% vol
Goes great with: A slice of mango, tonic and ice.
Location: Lundin Distillery, Fife, Scotland