SCOUT & SAGE GIN ~ CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
Find inside a 50ml miniature bottle of Scout & Sage Gin.
Tasting notes: Upfront Juniper, zesty Lemon Vebena & Lemon Peel. Followed by honeyed Meadow Sweet and warming Grain of Paradise.
4 x Christmas Crackers with 50ml Miniature Bottle inside £38.00
6 x Christmas Crackers with 50ml Miniature Bottle inside £57.00
Price includes postage and packaging.
MOOR GIN 42% Vol
Region of distillation: South West ~ Devon.
Release Date: September 2016.
Moor Gin contains only eight botanicals and was distilled for Scout & Sage in a limited batch by Wicked Wolf Distillery, North Devon.
The botanicals I chose kicked off with the maker of all gins, Juniper. Then followed its natural partner’s in crime, Coriander and Angelica. For sometime I’d been wanting to experiment with Lemon Verbena. I had an inkling it would be really fresh and a perfect citrus element needed to cut through other botanicals. It’s very lovely indeed and add’s a wonderful lemony spritz which I cannot wait for gin lovers to experience.
On the whole, Moor Gin has great upfront juniper with “ginny” floral notes. Then that naughty little twist of Lemon Verbena opens, and more so when a good tonic is added.
It’s smooth, so can be sipped neat, or on the rocks. If you want a perfect serve, a fragrant basil leaf with it’s sweet aromatic notes sit beautifully with the Lemon Verbena for an exceedingly good G&T!
Wicked Wolf Distillery are the creators of Exmoor Gin which was awarded a Gold prize in the 2016 Taste of The West Food and Drink Awards. Having only three very small copper pot stills totalling 35 litres, Wicked Wolf Distillery is one of the smallest in the U.K today.
Theirs is a blending process of singular distillates. Made by distilling each botanical separately, then redistilling neutral grain spirit and blending to gain complete control, exceptional quality and moreover, consistency.
Things are going from strength to strength for Wicked Wolf Distillery and we at Scout & Sage couldn’t be more pleased for them.
Who knows, if things slightly slow down for them, we might one day be lucky enough to get more MOOR GIN made. So, in the nicest way possible, fingers crossed!
70cl Bottle £38.00 (SOLD OUT)
50ml Miniature £6.95 ( SOLD OUT )
LONDON DRY GIN 40% Vol
Region of distillation: West Country ~ Cheltenham.
Release Date: December 2016.
SCOUT & SAGE – LONDON DRY GIN
This smooth, bright gin is distilled using a vacuum distillation process by those very talented, techie crafters at
Brennan & Brown Distillery, Cheltenham, England.
Vacuum distillation is the new (in historical distillation terms) “cool” kid on the block.
A vacuum still is not a beautiful copper pot still, but looks, because it essentially is, like a piece of lab equipment.
It distils a liquid under reduced pressure and enables it to boil at a much lower temperature than in a copper still so all those wonderful botanical oils come out tasting really bright and fresh. Cool huh!!!
This process is certainly one of the main reason’s I sought out Brennan & Brown. In the grand “Gin” scheme of things there aren’t a whole lot of vacuum distilled gin’s out there…yet! So here’s something new for you, and being that there are only 50 bottles going, an experience to remember once relished.
This time around I wanted to make a classic London Dry – so I used Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Orris Root, Grains of Paradise and Cassia Bark. I then tweaked it by adding Blood Orange & unusually, Marigold. These bring a very slight orange profile, followed by a ginny bitterness. There’s also a cut of Lemon Peel and the aromatic warmth of Cardamon to bring round this wonderfully distilled spirit.
For complete G&T heaven, enjoy with a FeverTree Indian Tonic, a slice of lemon ( or mango – who knew! ) and a sprig of thyme.
70cl Bottle £45.00 SOLD OUT.
LEMON VERBENA VODKA
Having used this beautiful botanical in our Moor Gin, I pondered on how delicious it would be in its own right as a vodka. Pondering over!
I’m thinking tall glass, Lemon Verbena Vodka, elderflower tonic, a slither of lemon peel, a sprig of mint and a splash of Angostura’s bitter…How about you!?