Lind and Lime Gin is made in Port Leith, Scotland, a city renowned for its shipbuilding and glassmaking history.
Distilled with 100% clean electricity, produced with 100% organic ingredients and packaged with 100% plastic free materials in a beautiful wine shaped bottle that echoes the industrial glassworks heritage of the city in which the gin is produced.
The distillery decided to name its flagship gin after James Lind...and the decision to feature lime in the distillation will soon make sense once you know who James Lind was. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1716, James was a doctor who joined the Royal Navy and widely known at the time for his works on scurvy, the malaise that was commonly acknowledged as one of the dangers facing sailors on board long voyages at sea at the time. We now know scurvy is caused by a lack of vitamin C but it was James Lind who discovered citrus could help treat the condition. If you peek through the port hole below....you might just get a sneak peek of James (and we think he might just approve of Lind & Lime!)
As the name suggests, the gin gets its powerful citrus freshness from lime peel, balanced by spice from pink peppercorns and four other botanicals. Make no mistake about it though, the juniper hit is still there. Slightly higher in alcoholic strength than your average gin (it clocks in at 44% ABV rather than the 37.5% or 40% of a lot of other mainstream gins), it still drinks beautifully without that harsh alcoholic burn.
Paired with the Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic, this takes on another dimension as the essential oils from the rosemary and lemon thyme in the tonic balances the lime peel citric notes of the gin. Dare we say it, you could go the full "1 part gin, 3 parts tonic" and still get the gin come through.
Loved it and gotten the big bottle? We've drunk it in so many ways and can truly say this is one of those gins that lends itself to a wide variety of cocktails. Drink it in a Southside, Gimlet or a French 75. And in fact, we guarantee you will feel like a celebration just watching it being made in a French 75 below, much less after you drink it.