Kilty Gin – Original (70cl @ 42%)
Lovingly distilled in the heart of Scotland, Kilty Gin is inspired by travels and adventures around the many beautiful and majestic landscapes that surround us. Whether it be relaxing with a gin and tonic whilst watching the sun go down over the Western Isles or celebrating with friends in a trendy city bar, Kilty Gin is the perfect serve to take in the moment.
When you first pour yourself a Kilty Gin we recommend you initially give the glass a swirl and smell the gin neat. You will be welcomed by a bold but welcoming juniper nose followed up by the higher floral notes of the heather tips and the enticing orange and cardamom elements.
Moving on to the palate you’ll notice the rowan berries imparting a rounded sweetness and the cardamom provides a lovely warming character. Towards the end a clear crispness comes through from the pink peppercorns. Orange and cardamom end the show as they gradually fade away to leave soft, pleasant finish.
After testing dozens of garnishes, we feel that Kilty Gin is joined perfectly either by a slice of fresh grapefruit or a sprig of heather. The slight bitterness of the grapefruit perfectly compliments the sweet and warm characteristics of Kilty Gin. Alternatively the heather adds further floral elements with undertones of pine.
For tonic, we have found a classic Indian style tonic works wonderfully well or alternatively, a Mediterranean tonic is a great partner too. We would love to hear if you have a favourite tonic for your Kilty Gin!