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IWSC 2021 Gin Winners


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IWSC 2021 Bronze Award Winner


From Isle of Cumbrae Distillers

In choosing their main botanicals, Isle of Cumbrae distillers wanted to capture the transformation people describe when making their short ferry journey from Largs to Cumbrae; an instant lifting of stress, to a feeling of calm serenity. Their first thought was lavender. Their intention in using lavender is to awaken your senses with something fresh and light, to make you take notice of the ocean and the mountains surrounding you.

They've paired the distinctive taste of lavender with ripe, fresh bramble, a berry that dominates their island coast in September and is an abundant local resource for their gin. Its complex flavours mirror the transformation, taking you from an awakening of the senses to a feeling of utter peace and calm.

Finally, we chose a hint of sweet orange to complement the lavender and blackberry, to add a juicy, rich and flavourful blend to the main botanicals. We topped their recipe off with a dash of noble Scottish thistle and a smidgen of heather, considered to bring good luck and protection.™ flavour guidance

Light and Fresh

Light and refreshing, Nostalgin's notes of lavender and bramble awaken the senses and create an instant lifting of stress

Ideal mixer: Light tonic

Recommended garnish: Orange

Ideal serve: Gin and Tonic


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Nose:Floral, Fruit, Citrus
Palate:Lavender, Bramble, Orange and Juniper
Finish:Fresh with citrus tang
Serve:Gin and Tonic served with a slice of orange