Smoke and Zest Darnley's Gin Limited Edition 70cl
The botanicals at the heart of this London Dry Gin are rowan berries foraged in the surrounding undergrowth and locally-grown barley in our Kingsbarns whisky, smoked over pine wood chips. Infused with another five botanicals, including coriander from the cottage garden, this limited edition gin illuminates the fruity complexities of locally sourced produce awash with a smoky element to finish.
Our distiller enlisted the help of his family who owned a commercial smoker, to steep and slowly smoke the malted Kingsbarns barely over pine wood chips. The introduction of Lapsang Souchong tea, also traditionally smoked over pine wood, brings an exotic second smoky botanical intro the recipe with cool menthol notes.
Nose Sweet berry notes combine with orange and lemon as the delicate pine scented smoke slowly reveals itself
Palate A strong citrus presence of orange and grapefruit with a malty depth. A light beach bonfire smoke is delivered on top
Finish A long finish beginning with a fruity complexity with citrus at the fore before the smoke slowly increases in intensity
Hero Fife grown barley smoked over pine woodchips, locally foraged rowan berries
Secondary Juniper, orange peel, lapsang souchong, coriander seed, angelica root