With so many wonderful spirits now being produced around the world, we set out cut through the noise and go back to the very definition of what a London Dry Gin should be. With juniper at its core, we use fresh lime peel and a hint of pink peppercorns to create a classic benchmark expression that is balanced, dry and intensely refreshing.
Lind & Lime Gin is the very first spirit produced by The Port of Leith Distillery Co at our Tower Street Stillhouse. It’s still a couple of years before we’ll be distilling whisky, so we’ve thrown our full and unbridled energy into creating a gin forged entirely from the talent, heritage and industry of Edinburgh and its historic distilling district of Leith.
In everything that we produce, our watchword is ‘balance’. We take a base spirit at 96% ABV and re-distill it with a carefully curated recipe of 7 botanicals to ensure that each of them is working in delicate harmony.
Juniper is the cornerstone of any gin. It’s what makes gin gin. Indeed the English name ‘gin’ is derived from the Dutch word for juniper: jenever. So, you see, we had to start with juniper.
We decided early on that we wanted a lime flavour in our gin. Not fruit pastel, confected lime, but zesty refreshing lime. We extract this from the rind, or skin of the lime.
The lime needed something to counterbalance it and the answer we found was a gentle addition of spice from pink peppercorns.