Colonsay Wild Thyme 909 arrives at The Gin Den

With the Scottish Gin Awards 2018 having taken place this week with a number of fantastic Gins scooping awards, tonight at The Gin Den we’ll focus on the booming Scottish Gin Industry and some Gins we’d recommend..The wide variety of regional botanicals that the distillers can use makes each gin hugely unique and not seen anywhere else in the UK…

So what better place to start than with a new arrival this week to sit alongside the regular bottling ..and one we were very fortunate to get an early release of on the left we have…Wild Thyme 909 a limited-edition bottling of the double international award-winning Colonsay Gin and has been released to celebrate the first batch to be distilled by Eileen & Finlay on the island. Each of the 909 bottles is individually hand numbered.
In Celtic folklore every house had a Brownie or Spirit, or in Gaelic, an Uruisg {oor-isk} to help with household chores. But from the island of Colonsay, tales of a something different began to emerge, tales of alchemy, tales of ALVA, a delightful, red-haired maiden, a very special Brownie with supernatural powers, a Gruagach{groo-ah-gak}. 909 years ago, she somehow survived when her Viking long boat crashed on Colonsay’s unforgiving rocks. She took shelter at Tigh na Uruisg{tee-na-oor-isk}, or home of the spirits, where she remains to this day. With an alchemist’s delicate touch, she transforms humble botanicals into gin. Not many get to see her beauty, but all get to taste her fabulous gin.

Smooth and slightly sweet, this classic London Dry style gin is a delicate balance of spice, peppery notes and lemon sherbet. Best served with premium tonic over lots of ice, garnished with either orange zest or a slice of green chilli.

The Gin Den

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