The distillery tell us they make every drop of this Isle of Harris gin in the small village of Tarbert, using Sugar Kelp seaweed gathered sustainably from local sea lochs as their main botanical to express the islands maritime nature. They use nine botanicals; Sugar Kelp seaweed, Macedonian juniper berries, English coriander seed, cassia bark, angelica root, bitter orange peel, cubebs, liquorice root and orris rot.
The distillery recommend serving it with a good tonic, a slice of red grapefruit and if you have it a few drops of sugar kelp aromatic water.
|Distillery: A well-defined juniper note with pine needles, immediately followed by the fresh citrus notes of bitter orange, lime and grapefruit. Develops a complex floral note of rose and wallflowers with crushed green herbs, coriander and gooseberry all underpinned by mixed spice. Sugar Kelp adds to the complexity and richness and gives a dry maritime note.|
|Distillery: Refreshing, with good balance between the bitter juniper and pine and the sweet fruit flavours of mango, grapefruit and orange. A green herb flavour of crushed coriander develops. Distinctive and smooth with a dry, flinty taste.|
|Distillery: Overall a long, clean finish. As the juniper and citrus fade away, sweet vanilla and black pepper remain with a gentle reminder of the sea.|