Darnley's Spiced Gin
In our gin the distinctive pine, lavender camphor-like flavour of the juniper berry is the keynote around which all the other botanicals are built. We select the most aromatic, oil rich berries which grow in Southern Europe.
The woody notes of dried angelica root from France helps to make our gin dry.
Coriander seed from Morocco contributes warm, gingery, sage like flavours and a soft spiciness.
Cinnamon from the inner bark of trees native to Sri Lanka and South East Asia brings a peppery influence.
The dried seeds from the delicate cumin flower originating from the Eastern Mediterranean and India are rich in essential oils giving a distinct warmth and earthiness.
Indonesian nutmeg is a sweet and delicate seed which adds a hint of mystical eastern spice.
The aromatic dried cloves flower buds from exotic Madagascar and Zanzibar bring balance with rich floral and herbal spices.
Ancient ginger root from China delivers ginger and slight citrus freshness.
GRAINS OF PARADISE
Native to West Africa and known as the African pepper, grains of paradise has an intriguing peppery flavour.
The thick cassia bark from Indonesia brings an almost spiced chocolate note.
50ml Darnley’s Navy Strength Gin
10ml Sugar Syrup
Muddle the figs, basil and sugar syrup in the bottom of a tall glass. Fill the glass with ice and then add your measure of Darnley’s Navy Strength Gin. A splash of pomegranate juice and then top with tonic. Garnish with a basil leaf.
The Perfect Serve
50ml Navy Strength Gin
Good quality tonic
Fill a highball glass with cubed ice, pour in the gin. Top with 100ml tonic or to taste and garnish with a wedge of grapefruit.