A small batch, hand-made, Scottish Gin, in the style of a classic London Dry Gin, slightly stronger at 47% ABV to accentuate the full flavour of the botanicals that we use which consistently produce a fantastic, juniper led, premium quality gin.
Colonsay Gin takes its inspiration from a mixture of Celtic folklore and the natural Hebridean beauty of the island. Our Gin is hand-made in small batches of 160 bottles to a recipe that is closely guarded by our special helper, ALVA, a delightful, red-haired maiden, who lives at the home of Wild Thyme Spirits – Tigh na Uruisg – which means Home of the Spirit. Colonsay Gin is all about a sense of place and the heartfelt passion of those who make it.
This is a classic gin in many ways. There’s big, booming juniper pine throughout (and in particular upfront). There’s no mistaking this as a juniper forward gin, flanked by an earthy root sweetness. There’s depth too: the coriander seed brings warmth, while the orange peel gives a subtle breath of citrus and the calamus brings a fiery ginger- like rootiness. The gin lives on long after the final sip and the lasting finish is that of sweet roots.
With tonic, a savoury aroma settles across Colonsay Gin, while the quinine bitterness runs riot with the calamus root. Juniper asserts itself confidently, coating the mouth with a waxy, fir-tree like pine, and the earthier nature of the roots seems louder, imbuing the drinker with that deep sense of calm that only comes from sticking one’s hands in cool, dark soil.
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