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    Feature of the Month - Darnley’s Spiced Gin Navy Strength Edition

    Posted by Carlee Wilson

    Darnley’s Spiced Gin Navy Strength Edition

    Brian and the team are delighted to be working with the good people at Darnley's Gin this month. We look forward to offering guests of our Gin Experience and Lunch, the outstanding in quality, Darnley's Gin range.

    This March it has been our great privilege to show-case the award-winning Darnley’s Gin range. Our promoted gin of the month, Darnley’s Spiced Edition, proved that it’s bold enough to allow those that enjoy it to think outside the realms of mainstream trends. The ambitious #whytonic has started a trend this month amongst guests at Le Chardon d’Or. The palate of mixed spices and ginger pair wonderfully with its ginger ale mixer, while the finish of orange zest plays lovingly in the hands of the of sweet fresh orange garnish.

    March Cabinet

    The Darnley's Spiced Gin Navy Strength Story

    The Spiced Navy Strength Edition is our feature here, as we feel is encompasses the spirit the Wemyss family have for adventure! Ancestor, Sir Rosslyn Wemyss, and his illustrious Royal Navy career, inspired the production of this gin. Reveared for commanding ships around the world and rising through the ranks to Admiral of the Fleet. During his time at sea, ships’ officers still enjoyed a daily ration of gin which had to pass a gunpowder test to prove it was over 57% alcohol and therefore Navy Strength. The Navy Edition uses the same ten botanicals as the Spiced (some botanicals sourced as far afield as Africa, Morocco and China) of juniper, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, cumin, ginger, grains of paradise, cassia, angelica and coriander. The Navy Edition adds juniper to the recipe, not only increasing alcohol content, but creating intensity to the warming spice flavour.

    Tasting Notes

    Nose: Clementine, nutmeg, spruce, cinnamon, freshly grated black pepper

    Palate: Ginger, citrus with a sweet and fresh character

    Nose: Ginger, cinnamon, rich fruit, milled pepper and orange rind mixes well with the spice.

    Cocktail Match - Admiral of the Fleet

    100ml Rooibos Tea
    50ml Darnley’s Navy Strength Gin
    20ml honey simple syrup
    1tbsp lemon juice
    Cinnamon stick
    For Syrup
    1 part heather honey
    1 part water

    Brew 100ml of Rooibos tea, store in the fridge to keep cool. Make a batch of honey simple syrup, bring to a simmer until the honey has dissolved then cool in the fridge. Add all of the above ingredients into a cocktail shaker and ice.Shake several times and strain into the cocktail glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve with a ginger biscuit.

     Admiral Of The Fleet

    Brian and the team hope that we can welcome you soon! And if Gin's your thing, don't miss our Darnley's Gin Experience and lunch this weekend March 24th! Call or email now to book! Cheers!

    Telephone: 0141 248 3801

    Email: [email protected]

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