Lemon Verbena Secret Garden Gin 500ml
We’ve just found our new favourite summer gin. The Lemon Verbena Secret Garden Gin is the Old Curiosity Distillery’s first clear spirit. Obviously the focus is on their home-grown lemon verbena, but there’s also juniper, coriander, angelica and winter savoury in here. It blows across the palate like a cooling summer breeze carrying lime blossom, citrus zest and lemon sherbet. All summer long we’ll be drinking this in Martinis, Southside Rickeys and G&Ts, the latter mixed with a clean, classic tonic and garnished with a twist of lemon peel.
Lemon verbena – famed for its aromatic oils and often used in teas – was first brought to Europe from South America by Spanish and Portuguese explorers. Although we’re not suggesting this gin is the latest superfood, lemon verbena is packed with antioxidants and is believed to aid digestion, relieve insomnia, reduce inflammation and boost the immune system. If you have some lemon verbena growing in the garden, why not pop a sprig in your cocktail?
Husband and wife Hamish and Liberty Martin – a wine merchant with a diploma in Herbology and an ex-resource manager with a penchant for antiques – bought a derelict plot of land at the foot of the Pentland Hills on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Over several years they transformed that wasteland into The Secret Herb Garden, which is now home to over 600 herbs, a café, an educational space and a shop selling vintage furniture, fresh flowers, candles, honey and so much more. In 2016 they teamed up with London mixologist Steve Ross to create gins from nature’s bounty. The botanicals used, from the juniper and the angelica to the signature flowers, are hand-tended, handpicked, air-dried and lovingly infused.£8.4 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3045875
Style No.: 749216
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