Gin Review – El:Gin from Elgin

Continuing on my reviews of some incredible Scottish Gins, here’s one that I just had to try because of the name.

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Elgin is a town in Moray, Scotland and if any town was needing to have a Gin producer it had to be this one. Many a time have I encountered people that mispronounce Elgin as El-Gin – so what could be more fitting.

El:Gin or Elgin-gin is a small batch, copper still gin which uses a truly Scottish ingredient in the form of Scottish Oats.

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The oats are delicately visible as you sip this gin, in the form of a creaminess on your tongue. There is also a slight fruitiness, in fact the makers describe it as Crananchan (A Scottish dessert of Cream, Raspberries, Oats and Whisky) in a glass.

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El:Gin works perfectly poured over ice and sipped due to its creaminess, but also mixes well with a light tonic and garnished with apple or as I enjoyed with Pink Peppercorns.

The Gin makers real star right now however, is their Gin:Gle Gin – A Christmas extravaganza which really warms and hits the spot.

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The nose of this gin couldn’t be more Christmas, with Cinnamon notes coming right through. Whilst this can also be thoroughly enjoyed sipped, it really lends its:elf (Couldn’t resist) to a ginger ale mixer and garnished with Star Anise – now that really is Christmas cake in a glass – Perfect for after dinner drinks.

Other Gins in the El:Gin range also includes a Speyside Heather Honey Gin, which is a little sweeter than I would usually choose myself, but does have rather a unique and interesting twist on your usual Gin. This one I would definitely recommend sipping neat.

ElGin is available to purchase from a number of suppliers including Masters of Malt

These gins were sent to me to try, the review is my own personal thoughts and are my own and honest.

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