Edinburgh Gin – Christmas Edition Reviewed by Honest Laura
The Scots are known for their easy-going nature, quick wit and their reluctance to take life too seriously, however when it comes to gin, Edinburgh Gin are very serious about what they do. Based in Scotland’s capital, every bottle of Edinburgh Gin is produced at their West End and Leith Distilleries in small batches to ensure the highest quality of production at all times.
Ahead of the game, Edinburgh Gin have produced a Christmas Gin, something that I personally predict we will be seeing a lot of next year, but for now, Edinburgh Gin have got a jump on things, and I’m very glad they did!
Sold in one of the most beautifully designed gift boxes I’ve seen, Edinburgh Christmas Gin is both modern yet authentic, juxtaposing the popularity of gin today with the old-timey nativity we all know so well. Promising the “warming aroma from frankincense, sweet flavour from myrrh followed by lingering spice from cinnamon and nutmeg”, this gin combines everything I love about Christmas into one neat little bottle.
The first thing that hits you when you take a sip is the smoothness of the gin
Unlike other so-called ‘novelty spirits’, this is not a gimmicky flavoured gin, but rather a really nice, smooth gin base with a little festive essence added to spice things up. The first thing that hits you when you take a sip is the smoothness of the gin, which is then backed up by the mild tang of a sweet Seville orange, followed by a little cinnamon and nutmeg to give you a warm glow and just a hint of Christmas.
Suggested servings for this gin are a classic Negroni, a festive Christmas Cocktail (instructions are included on the box), or just in a simple G&T with a twist of orange and a clove or two around the Christmas tree, and I think that the latter would be my serving of choice.
Warming, subtle and with just the right amount of spice, Edinburgh Gin’s Christmas Gin is genuinely one of the most surprising and delightful gins I’ve tried in a while. Perfect for sipping in front of the fire, or wrapped up under the Christmas tree, if you’re planning on buying this one for a gift, I would recommend you buy a spare for yourself!
You can buy Edinburgh Gin on Amazon.