Strathearn Citrus Gin 70cl
Strathearn Citrus is a two stage distillation gin using both ratification and basket one shot distillation methods to produce a highly citrus and botanical Gin. Neutral spirit is boiled to vapor infuse with a basket full of Botanical herbs and spices. Then the Gin is re-boiled in a pot still with further botanical plants to finish up with this fantastic Italian Lemon style Gin. The Strathearn Citrus is a truly drinkable Gin.
Strathearn Distillery is one of Scotland newest distilleries, opening during the latest whisky boom. The distillery should be considered Scotland's smallest distillery using only two stills 500 ltr and 1000 ltr respectively. This means that each Gin, Whisky and even Rum is truly a small batch production. I wont say craft however i might say Nano Distillation has finally returned to Scotland. Designed as a proof that you don't need million s to open and having so far produced some exceptionally tasty Gin the future looks bright for Strathearn.
Gin can trace its History back many hundreds of years to Holland, it is also thought that it could have been distilled in Italy although the evidence is far and few between. Its initial success was in the medical industry as a spirit used to cure all sorts of ailments such as Gout and Gallstones. When the drinkers of the spirit complained about the foul taste; it became common for the spirit to be flavoured with Juniper berries. The drink was to become infamous when British soldiers fighting in the Low Countries during the 30 year war brought it back with them to England. At this point Gin quickly become the drink of the lower classes and the impoverished in Britain, The first distilleries in England made dubious Spirit at best but it was the first Light of the morning of British gin. The drink was rarely regulated and it wasn't until the formation by King Charles I of the Worshipful Company of Distillers that Gin started to become regulated. Later laws were to attempt to force duty and licence on distillers and it almost caused the fall of the industry. However when Britain started to expand and the formation of the Empire began, Gin was to become the drink of the British Empire. Malaria a vicious illness is curable by consuming Quinine an unpalatable product from tree bark it was mixed into a tonic which when mixed with Gin became quite drinkable. With the new Gin and Tonic recipes on the market Gin rose to the forefront and become a most loved drink in Britain.