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Scapegrace Classic Gin

Scapegrace Classic Gin

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Scapegrace Classic Gin: A Deep Dive into New Zealand's Award-Winning Spirit

Scapegrace Classic Gin, distilled in the shadow of New Zealand's Southern Alps, has carved a name for itself amongst gin enthusiasts worldwide. This small-batch, premium dry gin boasts a distinctive character, perfect for those seeking a citrus-forward spirit with a smooth, refreshing finish.

Unveiling the Botanical Basket

Scapegrace Classic Gin is a harmonious blend of 12 botanicals, each meticulously chosen to contribute to its complex flavour profile. The base rests on juniper, the cornerstone of any gin, but Scapegrace takes it a step further. Classic citrus peels, namely lemon and orange, shine through brightly, offering a burst of freshness. The warmth of spices like cardamom, coriander, cassia bark, cinnamon, and cloves adds depth and complexity, while angelica and liquorice root provide a touch of earthy sweetness. Orris root, known for its subtle violet aroma, adds a hint of floral elegance.

Aromatic Exploration

As you pour Scapegrace Classic Gin, a wave of invigorating citrus immediately takes centre stage. Zesty orange peel intertwines with the crispness of lemon, promising a refreshingly vibrant spirit. Look beyond the citrus, and you'll find subtle hints of warming spice – cardamom and coriander peek through, hinting at the complexities to come.

The Tasting Experience

The first sip of Scapegrace Classic Gin is a revelation. The juniper backbone asserts itself gently, providing a foundation for the vibrant citrus explosion. The zestiness of orange peel dances on the tongue, balanced perfectly by the clean, refreshing character of lemon. As the flavours unfurl, the warmth of the spices emerges – cardamom's subtle sweetness and a touch of peppery heat from coriander add another layer of intrigue. The earthy depth of angelica and liquorice root weaves through the palate, hinting at a subtle sweetness that lingers. The finish is remarkably smooth and clean, leaving a refreshing citrusy echo that invites another sip.

Scapegrace Classic Gin: Serving Suggestions

The versatility of Scapegrace Classic Gin makes it a perfect choice for a variety of cocktails. Here are a few suggestions to unlock its full potential:

  • The Perfect G&T: Simplicity reigns supreme here. Fill a highball glass with ice, add a generous measure of Scapegrace Classic Gin (50ml), top with a premium Indian tonic water, and garnish with a wedge of orange. Let the vibrant citrus notes of the gin shine through.
  • Scapegrace Signature Serve: Elevate your gin and tonic experience with this signature serve. Fill a highball glass with ice, add 50ml of Scapegrace Classic Gin, top with a good quality tonic water, and garnish with a grapefruit twist alongside a sprig of rosemary. The grapefruit twist adds a delightful complexity, while the rosemary brings a touch of herbal intrigue.
  • French 75: This classic cocktail gets a citrusy twist with Scapegrace Classic Gin. Combine 50ml of gin, 20ml lemon juice, 10ml sugar syrup, and a splash of Champagne in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled Champagne flute. Garnish with a lemon twist for a touch of elegance.
  • Bramble: This delightful gin cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a touch of sweetness. Muddle 15ml fresh blackberries with 10ml simple syrup in a shaker. Add 50ml of Scapegrace Classic Gin, 20ml lemon juice, and ice. Shake well and double strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a fresh blackberry for a touch of visual appeal.

Scapegrace Classic Gin: A Celebration of Quality and Craft

Scapegrace Classic Gin is more than just a spirit; it's an embodiment of New Zealand's dedication to quality and innovation. From its pristine alpine water source to the meticulously chosen botanicals, every detail is thoughtfully considered. The resulting gin is a vibrant, citrus-forward spirit with a smooth, refreshing finish, perfect for creating classic cocktails or savouring neat. So, raise a glass and experience the magic of Scapegrace Classic Gin – a taste of New Zealand's ingenuity in every sip.

Looking to Explore Further?

We invite you to visit our website at https://www.thegeneralwine.co.uk/ to browse our extensive selection of gins, including Scapegrace Classic Gin and other award-winning New Zealand spirits. With secure online ordering and nationwide delivery, you can enjoy the taste of New Zealand at your doorstep.


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