Geranium & Mallow Gin
The backbone for this gin is Juniper and Coriander where the seeds and berries are lightly crushed, Angelica root and the subtler flavours of the Angelica leaf are used in conjunction with Winter Savory, a plant not dissimilar to Rosemary but with more subtle notes. These four botanicals offer a smooth, elegant and light base gin, it is to this that The Old Curiosity Gin Distillery then add the freshly distilled Geraniums - this is a plant that is so rich in aromas, with scents of warm tropical air, fresh green tea and floral tones that are reminiscent of roses and jasmine intermingled - these distilled flowers are then added to the gin where all these characteristics are enriched and enhanced to produce a rich, heady but beautifully balanced, soft texture and flavoured gin.
Then the hand-harvested and dried Mallow flowers are infused, these flowers can only be collected when the sun is out and so opening the flowers completely (which in Scotland isn’t as many days as we would like!) to give a nearly clear spirit which then turns the most elegant pink when tonic is added. This is a gin that allows the senses to be completely stimulated and the palette to be in awe of the beauty, elegance, power and grace of the flavour of nature - truly a drink to savour.