Lundin Distilling brought their stunning 500 litre steam-jacketed gin still from Artisan Still Design in Alabama. The still combines the clean lines of stainless steel with the copper contact required to add softness to our spirits. They manually add all of our botanicals to the still’s kettle and after a gentle overnight maceration, crank up the steam boiler and let the magic begin. We don’t chill-filter our spirits. This maximizes the taste of our craft spirits.
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I was overjoyed to find that there was a distillery in my native Fife (I’ve since discovered that there are others!) so I was all over the website to see what I could purchase to taste. Quickly I discovered the three miniatures tasting set- one of each of their products – Gorse Gin, Ripple Gin and Crusoe Spiced Rum so decided to buy this to sample the lot! The Gorse Gin sits on an abv of 43.1% and is naturally juniper led with flavoured with orange citrus, chamomile, elderflower and locally foraged gorse, from which the name is taken. Because I grew up in the area, I was well aware of the plethora of gorse bushes lining the links golf courses from Leven through to Largo.
It ‘s currently on the Lundin Distilling website for around £30 which is a great price. I enjoyed this gin but the Ripple was where my tastebuds were thrilled!
As soon as I sipped the miniature, I was gutted it had all been used up so I ordered a full-sized bottle straight away!
With an abv of 39% it still manages to pack in an authentic fruity flavour from locally grown raspberries and strawberries, without it being overpowering.and sickly. It’s a really versatile berry gin- I’ve paired with Fevertree Indian and Mediterranean tonics and also used it to make a Lundin Ripple Spritz, their own recipe. This is a gin that many people would enjoy, especially if you like a full flavour but would prefer a gin rather than a liqueur. I have been impressed with this gin and priced around £30 is a great price for such an authentically produced, local gin.
PS – I’ve not tried the rum yet!