A hand-crafted, small batch gin from Linlithgow in the Central Belt of Scotland. Linlithgow, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots has such a huge distilling heritage which ended in 1983 when the last of 5 distilleries in the town’s history closed its doors. So we had a dream to bring spirit-making back to our Royal Burgh.
And in January 2018, we launched LinGin – a London dry gin truly crafted with Linlithgow’s spirit in mind – created with the assistance of a local tasting panel of 119 residents, our main botanical Meadowsweet, foraged locally from the canal bank and Lochside and our iconic skyline prominent in our logo, bottle design and label.
LinGin is our contemporary take on a classic London Dry style gin. We use classic gin botanicals such as juniper, coriander, angelica, orris root, bitter orange peel, cassia and cardamom, as well as contemporary botanicals such as cubeb berries and locally foraged meadowsweet. The addition of 3 more secret botanicals add layers of flavour which give LinGin its signature taste.
LinGin is drunk neat over ice but if a long drink is preferred, then 2 great G&T serves are recommended:
- If you prefer your gin citrussy, then add 3 parts Fever-tree tonic (either full fat or light) to one part LinGin and garnish with a quarter slice of orange.
- If you prefer your gin herby, then add 3 parts Fever-tree Mediterranean tonic to one part LinGin and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
However you choose to drink your LinGin, we hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed making it.