Nose: Strong aromas of earthy juniper, citrus and floral notes.
Taste: A very bold gin, leading strongly with the juniper, but heather, rose petal and citrus very evident. A lovely warm peppery hint follows.
Finish: smooth, dry and slightly spicy.
(The gin is also made with fresh water from Loch Ness – just a bit less than in the original version)
Lots of big ice, premium tonic and a twist of orange with this gin gives a wonderfully crisp and refreshing G&T.
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 is almost an exact copy of the original House of Elrick Gin, but instead of the matt black glass, this features a glossy, navy finish. Looks great alongside its brother on the gin shelf.