Gin Review

Darnley’s Spiced Gin

We tried this first with tonic and a twist of orange peel and it had deep, intense spicy notes, without being overpowering.

We also tried it in the Darnley’s Hot Spiced Gin Punch and believe this is where the gin really comes alive!

You have to try this punch as part of your festive celebrations – it is as close to the flavour of Christmas as you can get – check out the simple recipe here.

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Key Botanicals

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Grains of Paradise
  • Juniper
  • Coriander
  • Peppercorns
  • Clove

    Tasting Notes

    Nose: Orange, pine needles, rosemary, cinnamon, coriander, peppercorns and clove

    Palate: Mixed spices, ginger, freshly ground pepper followed by a hint of orange zest

    Finish: Coriander, cardamon, sage, and a dry lingering peppery finish.

    The Darnley’s team suggest you enjoy Darnley’s Spiced Gin in one of their branded glasses, filled with lots of ice, 25ml Darnley’s Spiced Gin, ginger ale  (they like Fentimans best) and an orange slice. Stud the slice with a few cloves in the colder months.

The Darnley’s Spiced Gin Story

Darnley’s Gin launched in 2010 and was made in London until July 2017 when they brought the gin production home to the new Darnley’s Distillery in Kingsbarns in the East Neuk of Fife.

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