House of Elrick - Original Gin (70cl, 42%)
Constructed at the height of the Scottish Enlightenment period in 1720, the House of Elrick was the home of an entrepreneurial family of cattle farmers and millers, and has passed hands only 5 times in almost 300 years.
Bonnie prince Charlie once visited the house and gifted the Jacobite rose to the estate. It can now be found growing in the beautiful walled garden at the heart of the grounds.
The gin is extremely small batch, at 600 bottles per run to ensure consitancy and quality throughout. The botanicals hand-picked by their Master of Gin are a compliment of juniper, coriander seeds, angelica root and citrus peel, built around a core of heather, pink peppercorns, sweet fennel and rose petals.
As refreshing as it is aromatic, it is the only spirit made with the freshest water from Loch Ness. The resulting taste profile provides a fresh, yet earthy, bold infusion of flavours that can be enjoyed on ice or as part of a beautifully crafted cocktail.
Est. – Nov 16
Location – Aberdeen
Owner – Stuart Ingram
Known Botanicals – Juniper, coriander, citrus, angelica, pink peppercorn, sweet fennel, heather and rose petals.
Serving Suggestions – Over ice with Zest of Orange and Tonic of your choice.
Tasting Notes –
Nose – Bright, Fresh and fragrant
Palate: Juniper to the fore with a rich citrus blend, with a rich floral note kick from the rose and heather, balanced nicely with the coriander and pepper spice.