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Edinburgh Gin: Rhubarb and ginger liqueur

Have you ever put a glass to your lips and, when the contents of that glass fill your mouth and hit your taste buds, felt like you have never ever tasted anything so delicious? Well this is what happened to me the first time I tried Edinburgh Gin’s Rhubarb and Ginger liqueurI have tried my fair share of gins, but for me, that first sip was sensuous. So, so sensuous. It was unlike any gin I had ever tried before and, I think I fell in love just a little (too much).

I came across Edinburgh Gin during our stay in Loch Ness. On our first night we decided to have dinner at the Loch Ness Inn Hotel and Bar‘s restaurant, The Lewiston, and they have a dedicated menu filled to the brim with a number of local gins that you could try neat or with mixers.

After uming and ahhing for a good 20-minutes, I chose to have Edinburgh Gin’s Rhubarb and Ginger liqueur (there is a plum vanilla one, too, and there were so many other options it was so hard) and paired it with a Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic water.

To be honest, I am glad I chose to mix it with Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic water, only because it did not overpower or conceal the rhubarb and ginger notes. Instead, I found that it complimented it really well.

Just like on the website says the first thing I could smell was the sweetness of the rhubarb. When I took a sip, you could taste all of the elements and it was tangy, sharp and balanced to perfection. Once I swallowed, only then did the warmth of the ginger hit my taste buds, giving it a delicately spicy finish.

So easy to drink, mix and enjoy, it’s nothing less than pure and utter perfection. Without a doubt has effortlessly made its way to the top of the list when it comes to my favourite liqueurs. 10/10 from me!


P.s. Let’s just put it this way, it was so good that I bought a bottle at Edinburg airport on our way back to Cape Town. We have been home for three weeks and it has yet to be opened. However, I think it might be one of those that is not touched unless it’s a special occasion simply because it’s not easy to get hold of another bottle…

All I know that is when we move to Scotland, I know I will be adding all of Edinburgh Gin‘s liqueurs and gins to our liquor cabinet. Until then, I will be dreaming of that day…

Oh, and mum, please bring me back a couple of different flavours next time you’re over. Ta!

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