Nose: The aroma is distinctly fresh and fruity – a nice balance of the floral rose petal and bold citrus.
Taste: A great strong flavour, led by the earthy juniper, followed by bold citrus and sweet floral and heather notes with a surprising peppery tingle.
Finish: Very smooth and slightly spicy.
(The gin is also made with fresh water from Loch Ness)
We tried it, as recommended with a premium tonic and a twist of orange.
The House of Elrick Story
The historic Elrick House in Aberdeen has a rich and enlightened history, far too long to go into here. Its gin story begins now, in 2018, when Stuart Ingram, owner and founder of House of Elrick gin, started distilling the gin in a new purpose-built distillery in the grounds.
Previously distilled under contract in Surrey, the House of Elrick Gin range have come home and plans are underway for a visitor centre at the house (currently under renovation) that will include a restaurant and gardens where the botanicals will be grown. Stuart purchased the family B-listed home in 2014 and until recently self-funded the work to the estate, but recently successfully crowdfunded a sum to complete the work. He also famously turned down an offer of investment from a dragon in a bid to keep the house in family ownership.
The bottle gives a distinct impression of sophistication, simple matt black glass with the key emblem and text in embossed silver, it is confidently high quality. The silver script on the reverse of the bottle tells the story of the gin and its homage to the great enlightened thinkers of the past.
“For the curious souls that gather past and present within the walls of our home in the lowlands of Aberdeenshire”