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Esker Spirits Tastings 6th October 12-4pm

Julie will be along to give more information about these wonderful gin's and why you will want to take a bottle home for yourself!

Husband and wife team, Steven and Lynne Duthie founded Royal Deeside’s first gin distillery - Esker Spirits.

They say 'We were primarily interested in the distillation process - how do flavours work to complement each other? What makes a good gin, what makes a great one? In making our own spirits, our concept was simple: we want to create classic spirits with enhanced flavours that are complemented by mixers and garnish, not defined by them.'

Esker Gin

Esker Gin is crisp, clean and juniper led; this classic gin has its own distinctive notes with over a dozen botanicals, locally sourced silver birch sap, citrus and a hint of our floral botanicals.

Key Botanicals: Silver Birch Sap, Pink Peppercorns, Rosehip

Strength: 42% vol

Production: distilled and bottled in the Esker Spirits Distillery in Aberdeenshire

Esker Gin perfect serve: Orange peel, tonic and ice

Esker Gin favourite cocktails: Negroni, Esker Breakfast Martini, Esker Elderflower Fizz

Esker Honey Spiced Gin

Esker Honey Spiced Gin has Esker Gin at its base.

This Scottish gin is a unique addition to the market and incorporates sap from the silver birch tree, tapped from the Kincardine Estate in Royal Deeside and enhanced by extra spices and honey which provides a subtle sweetness.

Having sold out of our first batch of Honey Spiced Gin in record time, it is now part of our core range of products.

The honey and spices, complement its citrus aroma and this contemporary gin works well as a neat spirit or mixed with ginger ale.

Key Botanicals: Honey, Silver Birch Sap, Pink Peppercorns

Strength: 40% vol

Production: distilled and bottled in the Esker Spirits Distillery in Aberdeenshire

Honey Spiced Gin perfect serve: Ginger ale, tonic and ice

Honey Spiced Gin favourite cocktail: Summer Fruit Punch

Silverglas

Silverglas is our newest kid on the block.

A light, refreshing Scottish gin which contains the core Esker Gin botanicals with notes of mint and citrus; Esker Silverglas has already been up for a “best new distilled product” award!

This is a London Dry style gin, best served with a sprig of mint, tonic and ice.

Key Botanicals: Juniper and Mint

Strength: 40% vol

Production: distilled and bottled in the Esker Spirits Distillery in Aberdeenshire

Esker Silverglas Gin perfect serve: A sprig of mint, tonic and ice

Esker Silverglas Gin favourite cocktail: Esker Southside

Earlier Event: September 17
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Later Event: November 2
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