Lind and Lime 44% ABV 70cl

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Lind and Lime

Lind and Lime set out to create the very definition of what a London Dry Gin should be; to do something very simple, but do it to perfection.

With juniper at its core, they use fresh lime peel and a hint of pink peppercorns to create a classic benchmark expression that is balanced, dry and intensely refreshing.

Lind & Lime Gin is forged from the talent, heritage and industry of Edinburgh and its historic distilling district of Leith. In everything that they produce, their watchword is ‘balance’.

They start with a base of organic grain neutral spirit and re-distill it with a carefully curated recipe of 7 botanicals to ensure that each of them is working in delicate harmony.

The most important of these are:

Juniper is the cornerstone of any gin. It’s what makes gin gin. Indeed the English name ‘gin’ is derived from the Dutch word for juniper: jenever. So, you see, they had to start with juniper.

They decided early on that they wanted a lime flavour in their gin. Not fruit pastel, confected lime, but zesty refreshing lime. They extract this from the rind, or skin of the lime.

Pink Peppercorns
The lime needed something to counterbalance it and the answer they found was a gentle addition of spice from pink peppercorns.

Jame Lind:

Born in Edinburgh in 1716, James Lind is a relatively unsung hero of the Scottish Enlightenment; a period traversing the 18th and 19th centuries when Scotland became a centre of intellectual and scientific accomplishments.

After some informal medical training at Edinburgh University, he joined the Royal Navy in 1738 as a Surgeons’ Mate, and by 1747 he had become Surgeon of a ship called HMS Salisbury. It was on this vessel that he conducted what is recognised today as one of the first clinical trials ever recorded, which played a significant part in the story of the prevention of scurvy.

The Bottle:

The shape of their bottle is inspired by the remarkable industrial heritage of Leith.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, whisky merchants gradually began to dominate the shore as Leith became Scotland’s national hub for the maturation and export of the country’s national spirit.

The key raw materials for making glass were locally abundant: sand and kelp (a large sea-weed) and the first records of glass production in Leith emerge from the mid to late 17th century.

It was this remarkable local industrial heritage that inspired us to choose a wine bottle shape for their gin. They’ve also embossed the words ‘Leith Glass Works’ on the base of their bottle, a name that will feature on all the spirit bottles they produce for years to come. While the industry no longer exists in their historic port, who knows what the future might hold.

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