Award-winning Darnley’s View Gin has a new name – ‘Darnley’s Gin’ as well as new packaging with hand-drawn illustrations to convey the different botanicals in each expression.
There’s a new addition to the portfolio, which includes Darnley’s Original Gin and Darnley’s Spiced Gin, New Darnley’s Spiced Gin ‘Navy Strength’.
It's inspired by the illustrious career of Sir Rosslyn Wemyss, an ancestor of owners the Wemyss family, and an Admiral of the Fleet who commanded ships all over the world in the early part of the twentieth century.
We had a sample of this new gin as well as the others, and the spicing is unusual, a taste that comes through after the swallow, a lingering hint of heat and dare we say, curry.
Darnley’s Original Gin: inspired by the elderflower growing wild in the grounds of the Wemyss family castle in Fife, this gin uses a distinctive blend of six botanicals including elderflower, coriander and lemon peel, creating a classic juniper-led gin which is fresh, floral and vibrant. Bottled at 40%.
Darnley’s Spiced Gin: sparked by the Wemyss family’s spirit of adventure, this gin uses a distinctive blend of ten botanicals including cloves, ginger and grains of paradise. Contemporary in style, it is full and rounded with warm spice notes from cinnamon and nutmeg, followed by a lingering peppery finish. Bottled at 42.7%.
Darnley’s Spiced Gin ‘Navy Strength’: During their time at sea, ships’ officers used to enjoy a daily ration of gin which had to pass a gunpowder test to prove it was over 57% alcohol and therefore ‘Navy Strength’. This gin uses the same botanicals as Darnley’s Spiced Gin, with a touch more juniper and an increased proof for a bold gin with intense warming spice flavours. Bottled at 57.1%.
Darnley’s Navy Strength Gin will be available exclusively on Gin Kiosk until 3rd May and with an rrp of £39.99.