Darnley’s View Gin history starts in Scotland in 1565:
“Mary Queen of Scots first spies her future husband, Lord Darnley through the courtyard window of Wemyss Castle, the historic family seat of renowned vintners and spirits merchants, the Wemyss family (pronounced ‘weems’).”
From the 14th century the Weymiss live in the family castle in the Scottish region called Fife, they produce their Gin in Edinburgh, with the aim to unite two great British traditions: the London Dry Gin and all the knowledge about Distillation coming from the North part of the Isle.
Inspired by an old receipe, Darnely’s View comes in two different versions: a classical London Dry and a spiced Gin. The base alchol used (grain) is 4 times distilled is the same and the common botanicals are: juniper, lemon zest, elderflower, coriander seeds, angelica and iris. The spiced one contains nutmeg, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, cassia, aframomum and cloves.
Darnley’s View Gin London Dry Gin smells of good, it’s fresh and intense, the juniper is very well presented.
The taste is very citrousy with noticeable floral notes, it’s dry and very pleasant. Perfect for a classic G&T.
Darnley’s View Spiced Gin smell is very rich, full of different notes.
The taste is very smooth and full, cinnamon and nutmeg joining juniper for a very spiced experience.
This is definitely a Gin for hot preparations as Hot Toddys, a very wintery Gin. Or for a different Martini.