Using citrus and earthy botanicals, as well as local honey it’s an intriguing gin to nose. Intense aromas of herbal sweetness envelope the senses, with waves of citrus underneath.
On the palate, the earthy notes come crashing forward with the sweetness of the honey providing balance. A smooth, sharp citrus rounds off the finish.
As a G&T the earthy flavours are even more pronounced with a sweet citrus finish.
Plenty of ice, a slice of orange topped up with premium tonic water
Reviewed by Euan Harris @fromtheginshelf Website
Located in Dalkeith, near Edinburgh is Eskbank Trading, a family-owned bottle shop specialising in a range of beers, wines and spirits.
Stocking a range of gins from Scotland and around the world, they used their knowledge of the category to create a boutique gin to their own recipe – Eskbank Gin.
One of the great things about the rise in popularity of craft gin is that it’s opened up the category. Where once owning your own brand required deep pockets, there are now a huge range of craft gins across the country. After tasting hundreds of gins, Eskbank Trading was inspired to create their own and they turned to Pixel Spirits, based on the banks of Loch Leven, near Glencoe. As well as their own products, the craft distillery also creates bespoke contract gins.
The recipe was developed by Eskbank’s in-house expert, Andrew Wilson, in conjunction with Pixel Spirits. And in the summer of 2018, the boutique Eskbank Gin was launched, sitting pride of place in their store, next to craft gins from all over the world.