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22nd July 2020 by Rachel Wallhouse
Here at The Whalley Wine Shop we love uncovering secrets and we couldn’t keep this one quiet. The Old Curiosity create totally unique gins. Not only are the flavours delightful, but some of the gins naturally change colour when you add tonic.
The Old Curiosity range is our gin of the month, so we’ve reduced the price to the lowest it’s ever been on all six flavours.
Normally £33.99. Now only £28.99. SAVE £5 per bottle!
The Story of The Secret Garden Gin…
In 2012, Hamish and his wife Liberty, bought a derelict plot of land on the outskirts of Edinburgh, it was there where they laid the roots of The Secret Herb Garden. Hamish, a wine merchant, began to pursue his lifelong passion for plants by gaining a Herbology Diploma. Along with Liberty’s passion for all things vintage, the overgrown lowlands became an award winning herb nursery, local arts centre, shop and even cafe!
With over 30 years experience in the drinks trade and a passion for creating unique tipples from glorious natural ingredients, Hamish began experimenting. Beginning with Apothecary Rose, an ancient ingredient in tinctures and tonics, he discovered a natural reaction that can only be explained by the magic of nature; a natural colour change, the beginning of the Secret Garden Gin.
Apothecary Rose Gin
The backbone for this fantastic gin is Juniper and Coriander where the seeds are very lightly crushed, along with the subtle flavours of the Angelica leaf. These botanicals offer a smooth, elegant and light base gin, to which Apothecary Rose is added. With hints of Turkish delight on the palate and potpourri on the nose this is a gorgeous, smooth gin. Just add tonic and watch it transform from shimmering gold to bright pink in honour of this noble rose’s petals.
Now Only £28.99- Save £5!
Lavender & Echinacea Gin
The Lavender works beautifully in this gin! It provides a soothing aroma and slightly sweet and floral taste, which makes it perfect to enjoy at the end of a hard day. Echinacea is another flower which has long been used in treating ailments and is known to boost the human immune system. It’s beautifully floral taste and aroma complements the lavender perfectly; resulting in an amazingly well-balanced gin with a romantic deep purple colour.
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Lemon Verbena Gin
This elegant gin is distilled using freshly hand-harvested lemon verbena from the Secret Herb Garden over Juniper, Coriander, Angelica and Winter Savory. With a beautiful, natural citrus note and a hint of lemon sherbet, this is a delightfully refreshing and satisfying dry gin with a slight salinity to the finish. Serve with a slice of lemon peel and a light tonic to allow the natural flavours and aromas of this remarkable gin to shine through!
Now Only £28.99- SAVE £5!