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Biggar Small Batch Gin

Biggar Small Batch Gin

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Biggar Small Batch Gin: A Journey Through the Scottish Hills in a Glass

Biggar Gin, crafted in the shadow of the Tinto Hills by The Biggar Gin Co., is a small-batch gin that embodies the spirit of Scotland. This award-winning gin, produced in batches of no more than 200 bottles, uses a unique blend of traditional and local botanicals to create a complex and flavourful experience.

Aromatic Introduction

The first encounter with Biggar Gin is an invitation to explore the rolling Scottish hills. On the nose, a gentle wave of mellow citrus unfolds, reminiscent of sun-ripened oranges and grapefruits. This citrus melody is interwoven with a hint of hedgerow greenery, like freshly cut grass and wild herbs after a summer rain. A subtle touch of spice peeks through, adding a touch of intrigue to the aroma.

A Smooth and Surprising Palate

The initial sip of Biggar Gin is a delightful surprise. A smooth and unexpected sweetness washes over the tongue, hinting at the juniper berries that form the base of any good gin. This sweetness quickly gives way to a burst of zesty citrus, mirroring the aromas detected earlier. However, Biggar Gin takes a surprising turn here. The juniper presence isn't overpowering, but rather a gentle partner to the vibrant citrus. This creates a beautifully balanced and refreshing flavour profile.

A Complex and Lingering Finish

As the initial sweetness and citrus notes begin to fade, the complexity of Biggar Gin truly comes alive. Earthy, herbal tones emerge, reminiscent of lavender and rosemary. These botanicals add a touch of intrigue and depth to the gin. The finish is long and satisfying, with a touch of warming spice from cassia bark lingering on the palate.

The Perfect Serve

To truly appreciate the craftsmanship and unique flavour profile of Biggar Gin, a simple serve is best. Fill a copa glass with large ice cubes. Pour 50ml of Biggar Gin and allow the gin to chill and dilute slightly with the melting ice. Express the oils from a twist of lemon peel over the glass and discard the peel. For the perfect tonic pairing, we recommend Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water. This tonic water, with its subtle notes of rosemary, thyme, and citrus, complements the botanicals in Biggar Gin beautifully, without overpowering the delicate flavours.

Food Pairings for Every Occasion

Biggar Gin's versatility makes it a perfect companion for a variety of dishes. Here are some suggested food pairings to elevate your gin experience:

  • Seafood: The citrus notes and juniper base of Biggar Gin pair wonderfully with fresh seafood. Try it alongside oysters on the half shell, seared scallops, or a plate of sushi.
  • Light Salads and Appetisers: The refreshing and slightly sweet character of Biggar Gin makes it a great match for light salads with citrus vinaigrettes, herb-infused cheeses, and vegetable crudités with a creamy dip.
  • Aromatic Curries: The botanical complexity of Biggar Gin stands up well to the bold flavours of aromatic curries. Try it with a Thai green curry, a fragrant Indian butter chicken, or a Malaysian laksa.
  • Grilled Meats and Vegetables: The smoky notes from grilling pair nicely with the herbal and spicy elements of Biggar Gin. Enjoy it alongside grilled chicken, lamb kebabs, or grilled vegetables marinated in herbs.

The Gin for Every Occasion

Biggar Gin is a gin for all seasons and all occasions. Whether you're enjoying a summer afternoon on the patio, a cosy winter evening by the fire, or a celebratory gathering with friends, Biggar Gin is guaranteed to impress. Its small-batch production and unique flavour profile make it a standout choice for gin connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike. So, raise a glass and embark on a flavourful journey through the Scottish hills with Biggar Small Batch Gin.

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