GSN Review: Edinburgh Gin

Born in 2010, Edinburgh Gin is distilled in the heart of Scotland’s capital city. They take inspiration from the captivating city of contrasts and harmony that blends historic tradition with contemporary creativity, city pride with world citizenship, nature and the urban environment.

They began with their Classic, a London Dry, which became the foundation for a series of expressions that led the flavored gin revolution, pushing boundaries and breaking down conventions. They have over a dozen flavored gins in their portfolio as well as a range of liqueurs and RTD’s, as well as limited experimental releases.

Every bottle of Edinburgh Gin is produced at our West End, and Leith Distilleries.

Note: GSN was sent samples of Classic and Rhubarb & Ginger for review.

Edinburgh Classic – GSN’s Remarks: A tad sweeter than a typical London Dry, but brisk enough with plenty of juniper. A medium body with a lot of high notes, and a peppery finish. Perfect for cocktails. GSN Rating: B+

Edinburgh Rhubarb & Ginger – GSN’s Remarks: More akin to a flavored vodka due to less juniper, and a lot more sweetness. The rhubarb gives it a lovely pink color, and just a hint of fruit towards the back of the palate. The ginger comes through nicely with a solid warming heat that lasts for a few minutes. This is near a cocktail in a bottle. You could easily stir this with ice, strain into a glass and be off to the races. GSN Rating: A-

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GSN Review: Edinburgh Gin


When the word gin comes up in conversation, most people tend to think of London Dry, Plymouth, or perhaps Old Tom Style.  Yes, those are all great English gins, but not many people realize that gin has been just as popular with their Scottish neighbors to the north.  Edinburgh was the hot spot in the 1700’s, boasting eight legal distilleries and about 400 illegal stills.

Todays Edinburgh gin is made in the style of classic 18th century locally sourced gins which included heather and milk thistle.  It is also brought down to a slightly heartier eighty-six proof, to give it some extra oomph in your quaich.

Edinburgh Gin (86 proof)
Visual: Crystal clear.
Nose: Loads of juniper, fruit, and a rich maltiness.  Spicy, crisp and bright.
Taste: Interestingly, there is more citrus fruit in the mouth than juniper.  Smooth, yet insistent with a slight creaminess and a lot of peppery spice.  There’s a quite fresh quality which is lovely.
Finish: Fairly short, which is quite appropriate for this dry style.
Overall: A wonderful gin which works with everything.  You name it, it will add elegance to your next cocktail.
GSN Rating: A

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