Langtons of Skiddaw No.1 Lakeland Gin

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5 060293 580004
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper

More about Langtons Skiddaw Lakeland Gin

Produced by: G&J Distillers
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alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

No.1 Lakeland Gin was launched in 2012 by two friends, designer Tim Moor and drinks industry veteran Nick Dymoke-Marr. Their gin is marketed around the Cumbrian Lake District and is named after, and draws its water from under Skiddaw Mountain in Cumbria, the fourth tallest mountain in England.
A borehole taps into an aquifer under Skiddaw to draw water that has been filtered through layers of black slate and it is this slate which inspired the textured and contoured bespoke bottle. An extra contour on the front of the bottle matches the profile of Skiddaw.

Distillation of the gin uses Skiddaw water and is outsourced to G&J Distillers in Warrington. Here English wheat neutral grain spirit is distilled with 11 botanicals, unusually including oak bark collected from 100 year-old oak trees in the Lake District Park. After distillation the gin is shipped to Leeds to be bottled by Allied Glass Containers.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 30/06/2014

Appearance:

Crystal clear.

Aroma:

Pine fresh juniper, earthy orris root and liquorice and zesty white grapefruit.

Taste:

Earthy, zesty and piney with slightly aggressive black pepper spice. Liquorice and orange are particularly pronounced.

Aftertaste:

Pine, earthy liquorice and black pepper spice.

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