WILD ISLAND BOTANIC GIN
- WHAT: Wild Island Botanic Gin
- WHO: Colonsay Beverages
- WHERE: Drinkmonger.com
- HOW MUCH: £39 for a 70cl bottle (limited release)
Colonsay Beverages has launched Wild Island Botanic Gin, a 43.7% ABV premium gin distilled five times and has been made with British wheat and botanicals hand foraged on the remote Inner Hebridean island
The gin is an infusion of six Hebridean botanicals, namely lemon balm, wild water mint, meadowsweet, sea buckthorn, heather flowers and bog myrtle, to give it a fresh, crisp and complex character. A further ten botanicals including – Mediterranean lemon peel, orange peel, juniper, coriander, angelica, orris root, liquorice, nutmeg, cassia and cinnamon bark – add depth to the base spirit.
“The spirit has been tailored around one of our core Hebridean botanicals – lemon balm, which is part of the mint family, but carries a beautiful refreshing citrus aroma right through to the glass in your hand,” said Colonsay Beverages director Keith Bonnington.
The signature serve will be a classic gin and tonic, using sliced lemon and a twist of peel to reinforce the fresh citrus notes.
Wild Island Botanic Gin is available to buy wholesale from Woodwinters and Sutherland Brothers, online at Drinkmonger.com