Esker Gin (70cl, 42%)
The byproduct of two years’ distillation sampling by husband and wife team, Steven and Lynne Duthie.
A unique addition to the market, this gin incorporates sap from the silver birch tree, tapped from the Kincardine Estate in Royal Deeside providing a warm earthy tone to the profile that compliments its citrus aroma and locally sourced botanicals.
This artisan gin is distilled in a traditional copper still and bottled by hand to ensure Royal Deeside’s tradition of quality local products is reflected in every bottle.
In July 2017, they received a well earned gold in the Scottish Field Gin Challange. Coming out on top after going head to head in a blind tasting with 59 of our countries finest gins.
Est. - June 2016
Location - Royal Deeside, Aberdeen
Owners - Steve and Lynne Duthie
Known Botanicals - Juniper, Pink Peppercorn, Cassia, Heather, Rosehip, Milk Thistle and Silver Birch Sap.
Serving Suggestions - Any tonic over ice with a twist of orange zest.
Tasting Notes -
Nose: Fresh, citrus & floral notes.
Palate: Dominated by a juniper hit, sweetness and vivid citrus. The core flavour carries a bright feel of fresh earthy tones with an underlying warmth.
Finish: Juniper comes through on a very long finish, leaving a delicate and lasting pine in the mouth. Peppercorn and cassia gives a spiced finish and accentuate a fruitiness in the gin. It has a very satisfying mouth feel.